Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

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:

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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.

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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…

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Globo.com Reports Lochte Robbery Story Was Fabricated, Alleges Gas Station Altercation

Brazilian news site Globo.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Lochte, Feigen Forbidden From Leaving Brazil Until Evidence Lines Up

Both Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen have reportedly been banned from leaving Brazil until evidence makes sense to authorities over their incident on Sunday morning, though Lochte has already left.

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Battling Back: How Injured Swimmers Fared At 2016 Olympic Games

Kosuke Hagino (left) had to sit out last year’s World Championships due to a broken elbow. How did he and other injured athletes fare in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games?

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Top 3 Junior Swimmers in Each Event At The 2016 Rio Olympics

A couple of juniors took the Olympic stage by a storm, including Australia’s 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, and Canada’s 100 free gold medalist Penny Oleksiak, who won 4 medals in her first Olympic Games.

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PHOTO VAULT: Rio Olympic Women’s Open Water 10K

Check out this women’s 10K open water photo vault courtesy of Satiro Sodre.

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WATCH: Controversial Silver Medal Finish, DQ In Women’s Olympic 10K

The Netherlands picked up the first open water swimming gold of the Rio Olympic Games on a dominant effort from Sharon van Rouwendaal, but behind her, controversy raged with a hotly-contested silver medal finish that led to a disqualification.

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Rio Organizers Issue Apology To Lochte & Others In Rio Robbery

“We regret the violence has got so close to the athletes,” says a spokesman for Rio 2016.

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