Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil’s Thiago Pereira To Swim Through Tokyo 2020 Olympics

In the slew of post-Olympic retirements, ‘breaks’ and confirmations of continued competition, count Brazil’s Thiago Pereira in the third category.


Longtime Sponsor Speedo Drops Ryan Lochte Amid ‘Robbery’ Scandal

Longtime Ryan Lochte sponsor Speedo USA has announced it is ending its relationship with the 2nd most decorated swimmer of all-time.


16 Swimmers Will Carry Nations’ Flags in Closing Ceremonies

While not as widely recognized as those that open the bi-annual event, every Olympic Games ends with a parade of…


Ryan Lochte: ‘I Over-Exaggerated That Story’ (VIDEO)

Ryan Lochte spoke to NBC’s Matt Lauer, admitting he exaggerated the story of a gas station incident in Rio and taking full responsibility for the situation.


IOC Sets Up Disciplinary Commission for Lochte & Co.

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesperson told Reuters news service that the IOC was setting up a disciplinary commission for Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers involved in a lie about an armed robbery.


USOC Gives Statement on Lochte Incident; Bentz & Conger Have Left Rio

According to the United States Olympic Committee’s official statement released at 11:19 Brazil time on Thursday night, the Rio authorities have released Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger’s passports, and the two have left the country.


Rio Police Confirm Bathroom Vandalism, Guns Were Drawn On Swimmers

A few more updates to the ongoing story involving U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz and security guards in Rio de Janeiro:


Report: Conger, Bentz Confirm Lochte Robbery Story Was Fabricated

An Associated Press report says Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have confirmed that the story of a gunpoint robbery in Rio was fabricated.


VIDEO: Lochte, Feigen, Conger, Bentz On Security Cam Footage From Rio

The above video is courtesy of ABC News. From our full report here: An Associated Press report says Jack Conger…

  86 Comments Reports Lochte Robbery Story Was Fabricated, Alleges Gas Station Altercation

Brazilian news site is reporting that Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers weren’t robbed at gunpoint as they originally alleged, but rather were involved in an altercation at a gas station after the swimmers damaged a bathroom door and other items.


CzechWatch Is The Hottest New Version Of Baywatch (Video)

Let the Czech swimmers help you get over your post-Olympic swimming blues.

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British Olympic Athlete Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio On Tuesday

The British Olympic contingency reported an athlete was a victim of an armed robbery in Rio earlier this week.


In Interview with Matt Lauer, Ryan Lochte Sticks to His Story

Ryan Lochte spoke with NBC’s Matt Lauer earlier today, sticking to his story of the alleged armed robbery in Rio on Sunday morning. Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger are being questioned by the Rio authorities.


Bentz and Conger Pulled Off a Rio Plane, More Info on NBC 10 ET

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled off a plane in Rio. More info will come tonight in a special report on NBC’s primetime coverage from Matt Lauer, who has spoken to Ryan Lochte.


It’s Good to Be Young: How the Top Juniors Fared in Rio

Teenagers Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Australian Kyle Chalmers both walked away from Rio with a gold around their necks…