Brazil reportedly believes Ryan Lochte lied about getting robbed, demands his passport
( Brazil reportedly believes Ryan Lochte lied about getting robbed, demands his passport )
– A Brazilian radio station claims American swimmers lied about being robbed and their passports have been confiscated https://t.co/SZC8tl84m8 — EyeOpenerTV (@EyeOpenerTV) August 17, 2016.EyeOpenerTV — Brazilian government officials have seized the passports of three American swimmers, according to a photo shared on Twitter.The photo appears to show Ryan Lochte, along with three others, at a security checkpoint. .
Inside the Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte Rivalry: Why the Family Man Won and Not the Frat Boy
( Inside the Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte Rivalry: Why the Family Man Won and Not the Frat Boy )
– Michael Phelps is the golden boy of USA’s Men’s Swimming Team—and it’s not just because of 23 gold medals he’s earned throughout his Olympic career.As four of his teammates from the 2016 Rio Games find themselves making headlines for their ties to an alleged robbery/vandalism incident in Brazil, 31-year-old Phelps is all smiles back in the States and celebrating his historic wins with his fiancée Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer.This isn’t to say Phelps has never been touched by scandal—he was arrested for DUI once in 2004 and again in 2014. .
Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte
( Police Say Security Guard, Not Robber, Pointed Gun at Ryan Lochte )
– PhotoRIO DE JANEIRO — The American swimmers who claimed that they were assaulted at gunpoint over the weekend by assailants posing as police officers fabricated their account of the episode, Brazilian law enforcement officials said Thursday, illuminating many aspects of an incident that has spiraled into a thorny legal case testing the relations between Brazil and the United States.The police said that they believed that the American swimmer Ryan Lochte had “stained” Rio by lying about what happened, but they acknowledged that a security guard had brandished a gun after one or more of the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom.Fernando Veloso, the Civil Police chief, said at a news conference that “there was no robbery in the way it was reported by the athletes,” and “they were not the victim of the criminal act they described.”Mr. Lochte originally claimed that men posing as police officers had pulled over their taxi and that an assailant had put a cocked gun to his forehead before taking his money. .
Five times Ryan Lochte made a splash outside the pool
( Five times Ryan Lochte made a splash outside the pool )
– Image copyright Getty ImagesGold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is embroiled in a bizarre scandal over an alleged mugging in Rio.But Americans are already familiar with some of his more outlandish extracurricular activities.Though he won his first gold medal way back in 2004, Lochte achieved a new level of fame in 2012 in the build up to the London Olympics. .
Ryan Lochte is everything the world hates about Americans
( Ryan Lochte is everything the world hates about Americans )
– This was late one night — actually, early one morning — in the summer of 2004, at a bustling tavern in Plaka, the social heart of Athens during the Olympics.We could see the Parthenon from our table, where six of us, from six different countries, had just wound up another 16-hour day covering boating, boxing and badminton, convincing our readers in five different languages that we were experts in all of them.It was the reporter from Naftemporiki, a financial newspaper based in Greece, who said, joking, “I think we all know who wrote the best story today,” and he pointed at me. .