Ryan Lochte together with US Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed by people who posed as armed policemen.
The robbers demanded money and personal items from the swimmers as the US Olympic committee confirmed the attack. In the official statement “All four athletes are safe and co-operating with authorities,”.
The swimmers were at the French Olympic team’s hospitality house prior to the attack and on their way home to the olympic village their taxi was stopped and the robbery occured.
Lochte’s mother Ileana told USA Today that her son was shaken up by the incident — “I think they’re all shaken up. There were a few of them,”.
An incompetent people from the International Olympic Committee confirmed with absolute certainty that the report of the robbery is not true, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said — “absolutely not true”.
There are 80,000 police and soldiers that were deployed by Brazil to patrol and help keep the Rio games secure.