The prosecution of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte for filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics is back on after a Brazilian court decision this week.
During the games in Rio de Janeiro, the 12-time Olympic medalist told NBC that he and fellow swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with police badges as they returned to the Olympic Village from a party. But prosecutors said Lochte invented the story to cover up the swimmers’ vandalism of a gas station and an ensuing confrontation with security guards. The confrontation was captured by surveillance cameras at the gas station.
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BREAKING: Ryan Lochte facing criminal charges stemming from 2016 Rio Olympics incident. By @manuelaandreoni: https://t.co/Vlsnmkz5Eu
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) June 28, 2018
Brazil court allows prosecution of US swimmer Ryan Lochte on charge of filing a false police report during 2016 Olympics in Rio. https://t.co/kkneBABRow pic.twitter.com/YuBrq5wFxV
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) June 29, 2018
Ryan Lochte can be prosecuted in Rio Olympic case, Brazil court rules https://t.co/OIaffUxkbu pic.twitter.com/F37QcQGH3v
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 29, 2018
A Brazilian court rules Ryan Lochte can be tried for filing a false report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio https://t.co/SXadRXZnGA
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 29, 2018