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2 US swimmers leave Rio after robbery scandal; 3rd pays fine

4 years 5 months 4 days ago Friday, August 19 2016 Aug 19, 2016 August 19, 2016 7:39 AM August 19, 2016 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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RIO DE JANEIRO - Two U.S. Olympic swimmers are back in the U.S. after being pulled off a plane in Brazil and questioned about claims that they had been robbed. Teammate Ryan Lochte had claimed that he, the two swimmers and another teammate had been robbed in a taxi in Rio, but authorities now say Lochte lied, and the four had actually vandalized a gas station bathroom. A lawyer says the fourth swimmer, still in Rio, has worked out a deal to donate nearly $11,000 and then he can return home.

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