Lochte apologises for behaviour in Rio

Published: August 19, 2016
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Ryan Lochte. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ryan Lochte. PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO: US gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte on Friday apologised for his behaviour at the Olympics after being accused by Brazilian police of inventing a story about an armed robbery to cover for some bad behaviour at a gas station.

“I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself, and for that am sorry to my team mates,” he said on Instagram.

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Lochte, together with fellow US swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen, were found to have fabricated a story about being robbed by gunmen posing as policemen.

‘Ryan Lochte fabricated robbery story’

Lochte, Bentz and Conger have returned to the United States, while Feigen was still in Brazil on Friday morning.

Feigen will pay $11,000 to a Brazilian charity, police said.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Aug 19, 2016 - 8:58PM

    Good hes been shown his place . what did he think of himself . Recommend

  • Hypocrite
    Aug 19, 2016 - 9:09PM

    Liars, from Iraq to Rio olympics and then they have the gal to lecture others. Duplicity exposed.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Aug 20, 2016 - 7:10AM

    @Hypocrite:
    @Bunny Rabbit:
    Big White Buwana can do anything ! Only need to apologize later with staged contrite expression on face.Recommend

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