RIO POLICE CLAIM RYAN LOCHTE LIED ABOUT ROBBERY

Ryan Lochte

According to authorities in Rio, Ryan Lochte fabricated his account of the robbery that was alleged to have happened last week. As it is being reported Lochte along with U.S. Olympic swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen caused the incident.

The police said the taxi carrying the swimmers stopped at a Shell gas station about 6 a.m., shortly after the men exited a party at Club France, an Olympic hospitality house established here in the upscale Lagoa district.

At the gas station, which is in Barra da Tijuca, on the route to the athletes’ village, the swimmers went to the bathroom. In the process, according to the account by investigators, damage was done to the bathroom door, and a discussion ensued with the manager and a security guard.

“This incident has caused so much damage to Rio’s brand abroad that I think Brazilians deserve a clear, consistent account of what happened,” Brian Winter, vice president for policy at Americas Society and Council of the Americas, said.