U.S. Apologizes for Rio Swimmers’ False Robbery Tale

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A triumphant U.S. swimming performance at the Olympic Games was tarnished Thursday when the Rio de Janeiro police chief accused four American swimmers of lying about being robbed, apparently to cover up their vandalizing of a service station restroom, McClatchy Newspapers reports. Chief Fernando Veloso said the swimmers, including 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte, were apparently intoxicated when they damaged a mirror and other bathroom accessories . . .

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