IOC to probe Lochte and three other swimmers

The International Olympic Committee has set up a disciplinary commission to investigate the incident involving Ryan Lochte and three of his US swimming teammates at a Rio de Janeiro gas station.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams tells the Associated Press the panel was formed Friday to look into the behaviour of Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen.

Adams had no other immediate details.

IOC disciplinary commissions have the power to issue sanctions.

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding the early-morning incident. He reiterated his view that a stranger pointed a gun at him and demanded money in order to let him leave the station.

Lochte had called it a gunpoint robbery; Brazilian police said he and the three other swimmers vandalized a bathroom while intoxicated and were confronted by armed security guards.

3 Responses to IOC to probe Lochte and three other swimmers

  1. seagul August 20, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    This is an example of arrogance ,the Olympic games are for Ladies and Gentleman. These people do not represent the rest of the US athletes but they are TRASH , they should be stripped of their medals.

  2. Tête La
    Tête La August 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    give them all life time bans

  3. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham August 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

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