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Olympic first for the United States, mysterious blotches, and alleged criminal activity on day three of the Olympic Games in Rio. First time Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad on Monday becoming the first US Olympian in any sport to compete while wearing a hijab. Though the fencer lost in the round of 16, she won the hearts of spectators, saying she wanted to break cultural norms and to not only challenge the misconceptions outside the Muslim community, but also within it.
The talk on Monday after another Michael Phelps victory wasn't about gold, but purple. The swimmer drawing attention to cupping, an ancient Chinese healing practice meant to draw out toxins and increase blood flow with suction. Twitter having the most fun with it. One user saying, quote, I liked cupping better when we just called it hickeys.
But the events on day three were somewhat overshadowed by arrests. Karolos Grohmann is looking into the spate of incidents in Rio for Reuters.>> There's been two separate incidents, one involving a Namibian boxer who was also the flag bearer, Jonas Junius, a 22-year-old boxer who was arrested on suspicion of alleged sexual assault.
A maid claimed he attacked her. There was also the detention of two people, one was the director of THG, a sports hospitality firm with about 1,000 tickets allegedly being sold at higher prices than they should. He has been detained along with a translator who works for the organizers.
So police are also investigating that incident.>> The sexual assault arrest isn't the first since the start of the games. Last week, another boxer, Morocco's Hassan Saada, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two room maids, also at the Olympic Village.