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Robbery of U.S. Swimmers Shows Flaws in Brazil’s Olympic Security

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Media reports of the robbery of four U.S. Olympians during the early hours of Sunday morning were confirmed by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Sunday afternoon. The four athletes were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, while going back to the Olympic Village after a party at France's hospitality house.

“According to four members of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team (Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen and Ryan Lochte), they left France House early Sunday morning in a taxi headed for the Olympic Village," said . . .

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