U.S. Olympic Swimmers Made Up Robbery Story in Rio, Police Say

  • Swimmers claimed they were victims of armed robbery Sunday
  • Police say athletes were drunk and trashing gas station

US swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Photographer: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Four U.S. Olympic swimmers, including gold medalist Ryan Lochte, fabricated a widely-publicized story in which they claimed to have been victims of an armed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said on Thursday.

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