Ryan Lochte issues apology for Olympics behaviour

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US swimmer Ryan Lochte has today released a statement on his official Instagram account apologising for his actions throughout the Rio Olympics.

The 32-year-old won yet another gold medal in the swimming pool, during the Men's 4x200m freestyle relay, but it was his behaviour out of the pool that stole all the headlines.

Lochte is in the middle of a gunpoint robbery scandal, with the US swimmer claiming he was robbed following a night out in Brazil.


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In his initial interview, Lochte stated that the gunman pointed the weapon at his head, but then later changed that to saying he pointed the gun in his general area.

That wasn't the only thing that didn't add up, however, as the stories between the four US swimmers all differentiated, and the athletes all returned to the Olympic village with their belongings, despite Lochte stating his were stolen.

Before the Brazilian officials could speak to Lochte, he had fled the country and gone back to America, whilst his teammates were taken off an aeroplane before they got the chance to return.

Footage later revealed Lochte and his teammates causing problems at a petrol station, with some reports claiming they were urinating in the building and kicking down the toilet door.

Lochte posted his apology on Instagram, but also shared it on his official Twitter account to his 1.19 million followers, and he stated how sorry he was for taking the spotlight away from the Olympics and the athletes.

Despite apologising and despite the fact the police are still investigating the incident, Lochte is still standing by his claims that he was robbed and held at gunpoint.

You can read his full apology in the picture below.

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