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Olympian racks up $5k in roaming charges playing Pokémon Go in Brazil

A Japanese gymnast racked up a staggering 500,000 yen (approximately $5,000) bill trying to catch ’em all while in Brazil. The Olympic gold medal winner (at the 2012 London Olympic Games) is the reigning world champion in artistic gymnastics and racked up the massive bill after downloading the app once in Sao Paulo.

Before arriving in Sao Paulo to train, Kohei Uchimura had never played Pokémon Go, but quickly got hooked after giving it a try during breaks.


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