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USOC Apologizes for Swimmers’ False Robbery Report in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized to Rio de Janeiro citizens and Brazilians alike for the damage that four of the country’s swimmers caused to the city when they claimed they were robbed at gunpoint last week. Authorities fined one of the athletes US$10,800 while allowing the other two to return to the U.S. on Thursday.

“On behalf of the United States Olympic Committee, we apologize to our hosts in Rio and the people of Brazil for this distracting ordeal in the midst of . . .

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