IOC to investigate US swimmers in robbery report fiasco

IOC to investigate US swimmers in robbery report fiasco

The International Olympic Committee has set up a disciplinary commission to investigate Ryan Lochte and the three other US swimmers involved in an altercation at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday.

The commission will determine if the swimmers will face any punishment for the incident. Lochte said he and James Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were robbed in the early morning hours of August 14 as they returned from a party. Brazilian authorities say the American swimmers actually vandalized a gas station and then got into an altercation with security guards there.
After taking a public pounding for initially reporting a robbery, Lochte apologized Friday on Instagram for “not being more careful and candid” in how he described the incident.
The 32-year old swimmer said he accepted responsibility for his role in it and had “learned some valuable lessons.”
NBC’s Matt Lauer interviewed Lochte Saturday morning, and the network said the segment would air later in the evening.

Disciplinary action

Much speculation continues to swirl around the consequences the four US swimmers could face.
Drawing from sources with knowledge of the investigation, Brennan said she’s confident they will face disciplinary action as a result of their conduct.
“Ryan Lochte and all the other swimmers, I am sure will be suspended,” Brennan told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Friday night.
When asked for a comment, USA Swimming — the national governing body of competitive swimming — said, “USA Swimming will undergo a thorough review of the incident and determine any further actions, per our Code of Conduct.”

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