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Olympic Village café evacuated after fire alarms sound (PHOTO)

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LONDON — Ah, the peaceful gated serenity of the athletes' Olympic Village, where competitors can relax before their events and O.M.G. FIRE ALARMS!

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Athletes and Olympic Village personnel used social media to mention that the village's café had been evacuated around 2:15 p.m. BT, as fire alarms sounded.

Jamaican event rider Samantha Albert wrote on Twitter: "Evacuation of the Olympic dining hall... FIRE!!!"

Said Russian women's basketball player Anna Petrakova on Twitter: "Fire alarm went off in the Olympic dining hall. (Had to evacuate with a plate)."

We'll update when there's more information. This would typically be the kind of story a cynical local media would seize on as a problem with London's staging of the Games; luckily, Team Great Britain is winning roughly one medal every 20 seconds, so this'll be a footnote.

Photo via @Kristenpye_x

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