US Swimmers Stopped at Rio Airport

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Brazilian authorities have stopped US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight at Rio de Janeiro airport.The US Olympic Committee which confirmed the incident said the two men were taken off a plane, bound for the US, for questioning last night and released hours later.

Two team mates, Ryan Lochte and James Feigen were barred from leaving the country, but Lochte had already left.

Police have queried their accounts of a robbery they reported in Rio on Sunday.

The four swimmers said they had been robbed at gunpoint in a taxi in Rio. But Police say their account of when they arrived at the Olympic village does not correspond with CCTV recordings.

BBC

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