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    U.S. Swimmers Admit Lying About Brazilian Robbery

    They got in over their heads. The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering sanctions after four swimmers made an allegedly false report to Brazilian authorities that they’d been held up by badge-wielding robbers. But video and other evidence told another story: One athlete vandalizing a gas station bathroom, a confrontation with security guards and a restitution payment. Swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were allowed to return to the U.S. after confirming the new story, while James Feigen will pay a $10,800 fine. Ryan Lochte has tweeted an apology, saying he was sorry “for not being more careful and candid.”

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