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Rio 2016: Nine Australian athletes free to fly home after receiving passports from authorities

The Australian Olympic Committee confirmed on Monday (AEST) that the passports had been returned, marking the end of the saga which had left the athletes departure date uncertain.

The nine — cyclists Ashlee Ankudinoff and Melissa Hoskins, rugby sevens player Ed Jenkins, archers Alec Potts and Ryan Tyack, rowers Olympia Aldersey, Fiona Albert and Lucy Stephens, and hockey player Simon Orchard — were charged with falsifying a document.