Matt Gutman of ABC News has now reported that, according to Brazilian authorities, the swimmers made up the robbery story and were seen fighting with a security guard on camera at the gas station where they said they were robbed.
He hasn’t reported which swimmer was seen misbehaving on the video, but as we all well know now there is only one of them who got the hell out of Brazil before all of the others.
Meanwhile, while all of this drama is unfolding, a British Olympian now says that he too was held at gunpoint while in Rio.
Reports The Guardian…
A member of the British Olympic team in Rio has been held up at gunpoint while enjoying a night on the town.
The news has caused deep shock among British athletes and officials – many of whom were looking forward to enjoying Rio’s nightlife after finishing their competitions. It has also led to an unprecedented warning to Team GB members that it is “not worth the risk” to leave the athletes village because of fears they might be targeted if they are seen wearing a British kit.
Details at this stage are sketchy but news of the incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spread quickly among athletes in Rio. It is understood the person in question was in shock but was not seriously hurt.
On Wednesday night British track and field officials responded to the news by sending an email to athletes warning them that if they left the village they would do so at their own risk.
The letter told athletes that “following a significant security incident overnight,” they must follow a number of protocols, including not wearing Team GB kit out of the village and not taking taxis, for their own safety.
“Rio is NOT a safe environment,” the letter added. No kidding.
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