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US Apologises For Swimmers’ Lies About ‘Armed Robbery’

The US Olympic Committee has apologised to the people of Brazil for the actions of the four American swimmers who were found to have lied about an armed robbery, describing their behaviour as “not acceptable”.

The apology comes after Brazilian police presented strong evidence contradicting allegations by the American gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte that he had been robbed at gunpoint.

“The behaviour of these athletes is not acceptable,” the committee’s chief executive, Scott Blackmun, said in a statement last night. “Nor does it represent the values of Team USA.”

America’s official Olympic body acknowledged, in a very different account…

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