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US Olympic Committee Verifies Someone Robbed Lochte, 3 Others in Rio

US Olympic Committee Verifies Someone Robbed Lochte, 3 Others in Rio

People robbed Lochte, 3 others after they left a party in Rio.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) found itself in hot water after they denied that people robbed U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and three others because the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) verified their stories.

https://twitter.com/NicoleAuerbach/status/764867923378835456

Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira invited Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen to a party. But people in a cop car and badges pulled over their taxi and held them at gunpoint:

“We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over,” Lochte told Bush. “They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground.

“And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, ‘Get down,’ and I put my hands up, I was like ‘whatever.’ He took our money, he took my wallet — he left my cell phone, he left my credentials.”

Lochte released the statement:

https://twitter.com/RyanLochte/status/764944107101978625

Lochte called his mother right away, who also told media outlets what her son told her.

Pereira’s agent and spokesman told the same story to The Washington Post:

“Thiago Pereira and his wife Gabriela Pauletti were in Club France, the French house in Brazil, and they were celebrating the birthday of a friend in common,” said Perez, Pereira’s spokesman. “Lochte was also in the same place, commemorating the same birthday. Ryan and Thiago are friends. Thiago and his wife left earlier, they left alone, the two of them. Thiago and his wife went back to their hotel. Then Thiago, on finding out what happened, called Ryan. Ryan is well, and Thiago said that the robbery, according to Ryan, was in the taxi. The taxi was robbed.”

The IOC immediately denied the robbery took place and referred all questions to the USOC, which came back to bite them.

The IOC and Rio has faced huge security concerns for years over the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Rio government fired the security firm in charge a week before the games started, but they hired this company that had no experience handling a huge event.

In May, Brazilian soccer star Rivaldo used his Instagram account to encourage people not to attend the Olympics due to violence and corruption. He wrote:

Bandits in Rio de Janeiro killed this 17-year-old girl. Things are getting uglier in Brazil. I advise everyone who wants to visit Brazil or come to the Olympics in Rio to remain in their country of origin. Your life will be in danger here. Not to mention the fact that the public hospitals are useless and the mess in Brazilian politics. Only God can change the situation in our Brazil.

Rivaldo posted a picture of 17-year-old Ana Beatriz Pereira Frade. Armed robbers surrounded Frade and her stepfather on their way to the airport. One of the men shot her in the head after her stepfather attempted to run into the gang to escape. A baby in the back of the car did not receive any injuries.

In January, Forbes called Brazil the murder capital of the world after 22 cities made it into the top 50 list of most violent cities in the world.

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JackRussellTerrierist | August 15, 2016 at 10:54 am

If the IOC ever chooses another third-world hellhole like Brazil, the USOC should just boycott it and not go.

The conditions in such places are just too dangerous and worthless.

Doesn’t Brazil have “common sense” gun registration? Then it is not possible that this robbery actually occurred per the Democrat narrative.

    OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to TX-rifraph. | August 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Congratulations, you win the Gold for longest stretch!

      It’s not even a tiny stretch. It’s a perfectly natural and obvious observation. Brazil has strict gun laws. All guns must be registered, their owners licensed, and may not be carried outside the home. Therefore, according to the claims of the hoplophobic lobby, this crime should have been impossible.

Just part of the authentic Rio experience.

As one who watch’s the Olympics for the excellence of the athlete’s I’m loving this.
I believe NBC paid 1.5 billon for the rights. I despise NBC. At one moment they’re interviewing Michael Phelps and overall lauding how great the Rio Olympics are playing out ; half an hour later they’re interviewing his roommate Ryan Locknie on how he had a gun shoved in his face as he was being robbed.
Then there’s the green water in the pools but don’t worry, tests show it’s ok.
The sick Belgian shortly after his participation in some open water competition.
The runny & crusty eyes.
The Russian doping scandal but don’t worry, it’s been worked out. The other athlete’s beg to differ.
It goes on & on.
Bob Costas looks & sounds like Hillary Clinton in a high end Hart, Shafner, & Marx suit.
Did I mention I despise NBC?

This robbery could NOT have happened in Chicago…???

Munich…???

Paris…???

Heh…

It was some local good boys trying to get tuition money. Nothing to see here. Move along.

JackRussellTerrierist | August 16, 2016 at 11:30 am

Brazil has replaced the U.S. as the world’s laughingstock that obastard had turned it into.

The eyesore that third-world fascist paradises are has been widely exposed. Between Brazil and Venezuela, the curtain has been pulled back.

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