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US Olympic Committee apologises for swimmers’ behaviour

Washington: The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has publicly acknowledged that four of its swimmers made a false police report and created a story of being held at gunpoint and later apologised to the organisation of the Olympic Games and Brazil for the swimmers’ behaviour. “The behaviour of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it

Rio Olympics: US swimmers released after questioning

Rio de Janeiro:  Swimmers from the US Olympic delegation — Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger — were released after questioning for four hours in a Brazilian police station regarding an alleged assault and robbery case, the media reported. The authorities have also asked fellow American swimmer Ryan Lochte to be interrogated in the US regarding

Brazil police pull two US Olympic swimmers from airplane

Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian police pulled two US Olympic swimmers off a US-bound plane in a row over their claim of having been victims of an armed mugging, officials said. “We can confirm that Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from their flight to the United States by Brazilian authorities,” said Patrick Sandusky, spokesman

3 swimmers head to Olympic Stadium instead of the pool

Rio De Janeiro,:  British swimmer Fran Halsall landed a trip to the Olympic Stadium.Unfortunately, she was competing at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The transportation mix-up left officials scrambling to make sure Halsall and two other swimmers got a chance to compete in the semifinals of the women’s 50-meter freestyle Friday night. “The whole Olympics had