Reports: U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Held Up At Gunpoint in Rio

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Just in case you thought it was glitz, glamour, and beaches out in Rio during the Olympics, you thought wrong.

It was reported on Sunday that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte was held up at gunpoint while at a party last night, although the IOC denies such a thing even happen. 

IOC spokesman: Report of swimmer Lochte robbed at gunpoint ‘absolutely not true,’ according to Lochte and USOC.


 USA Today spoke with Lochte’s mother who confirmed the holdup:

“Early Sunday morning, Ryan Lochte was with at least one U.S. teammate in a cab heading to meet up with Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira when the cab stopped to get gas, Ileana Lochte said.

She said the group was held up and confronted by people who had guns and knives.

Ileana Lochte said her son had his wallet taken but that was it. He notified her via text message afterward.”

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