USA Olympic swimmer Jack Conger issued a press release that explains his perception of the incident in Rio early last Sunday morning that has dominated international headlines all week.
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.
After returning to the United States following a gas-stop bathroom altercation with fellow American Olympic teammates Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, and Jack Conger, in Rio that led to police involvement, Gunnar Bentz made a statement.
After Rio police confirmed yesterday that a gun-point robbery involving Ryan Lochte and three other USA Swimming team members didn’t happen in Rio, Lochte issued an apology over social media.
Jimmy Feigen’s donation will go to the Instituto Reação, a judo-based organization.
Under Brazilian law, charitable donations can be used to escape charges for minor crimes. Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger arrived home in the United States on Friday morning.
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus has released a statement on the conduct of the 4 American athletes involved in the incident on the gas station in Rio on Sunday morning.
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.
12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte (above) and Jimmy Feigen have both been indicted in Brazil on charges that they filed a false police report.
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:
An Associated Press report says Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have confirmed that the story of a gunpoint robbery in Rio was fabricated.
The above video is courtesy of ABC News. From our full report here: An Associated Press report says Jack Conger…
Die brasilianische online News Globo.com berichtet, dass Ryan Lochte und drei weitere amerikanische Schwimmer nicht ausgeraubt und mit Waffen bedroht…
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.