USOC apologizes for swimmers’ shenanigans; 2 leave Rio

The U.S. Olympic Committee apologized Thursday night for the behavior of four of its swimmers, including gold medalist Ryan Lochte.

In a statement, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun accepted the version of events laid out by Brazilian authorities, who said earlier in the day that Lochte and the three other swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint in order to cover up their drunken vandalism of a gas station bathroom and ensuing fight with a security guard.

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“The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of the vast majority of its members,” Blackmun said.

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