Tag Archives: Rio Olympics

BRAZIL: Charges Filed Against Ryan Lochte

Yahoo Sports reports: US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement following his story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday. “Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime,” police said in a statement, adding that the case had been referred to the courts. More from ...

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REPORT: Ryan Lochte Cast For Dancing With The Stars

Good grief. Via US Weekly: From the pool to the dance floor. Multiple sources tell Us Weekly that Ryan Lochte signed on for season 23 of Dancing With the Stars following his Rio robbery scandal, in which he said he “overexaggerated” his story about being robbed at gunpoint. “Doing DWTS will be great for Ryan’s image!” an insider tells Us ...

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Speedo Cans Ryan Lochte Over Faked Robbery

ABC News reports: Speedo USA said today that it has decided to terminate its sponsorship of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte after he admitted to lying to Rio police about being held up at gunpoint. “Speedo USA today announces the decision to end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte. As part of this decision, Speedo USA will donate a $50,000 portion of ...

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Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Not Being “More Careful And Candid” But Doesn’t Confess To Faking Robbery

USA Today reports: Ryan Lochte apologized on social media on Friday morning, saying he was sorry for not being “more careful and candid” in how he described events Sunday, which led to a Brazilian investigation into what police say was a fabricated story of a robbery. He accepted responsibility for his role in “taking the focus away from the many ...

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USOC Apologizes To Brazil For “Distracting Ordeal” Of Faked Robbery, Charges For USA Swimmers Possible

ABC News reports: The U.S. Olympic Committee Thursday night apologized to Brazil for the “distracting ordeal” stemming from what Brazilian authorities call a fabricated claim of a gunpoint robbery by a group of swimmers in Rio de Janeiro. “The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of the ...

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REPORT: USA Swimmers Admit Robbery Was Faked

The Boston Globe reports: A Brazil police official said US swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated his robbery claim and that US Olympic swimmers were involved in a rowdy gas station confrontation. The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe. He said that around ...

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Ryan Lochte Changes His Robbery Story After Brazilian Police Pull Teammates From USA-Bound Plane

The Los Angeles Times reports: Three days after claiming that he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint, American swimmer Ryan Lochte has tempered his initial, dramatic description of the alleged incident. The 12-time Olympic medalist said earlier this week that one of the robbers pressed a gun to his head. On Wednesday night, he told NBC News the robber ...

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BRAZIL: Police Doubt Ryan Lochte’s Robbery Story

USA Today reports: Police investigating reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi so far have found little evidence supporting the account, and say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews. A police official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that police cannot ...

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BRAZIL: IOC Condemns “Grindr Olympics” Story, Daily Beast Reporter Nico Hines Reportedly Sent Home

Outsports reports: The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-deleted story on the Daily Beast where a straight reporter posed as gay on Grindr to do a feature on sex at the Olympics. The IOC indicated in an email to Outsports that the writer, Nico Hines, is no longer in Rio. “We understand the organization concerned recalled ...

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BRAZIL: Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte And Three Other USA Swimmers Robbed By Gunmen Posing As Police

NBC News reports: U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro overnight Saturday, NBC News has confirmed. Following conflicting reports — including the IOC denying any incident took place — Lochte himself confirmed with TODAY’s Billy Bush that he and the other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. ...

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Obama Names Gay US Army Secretary Eric Fanning To Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Delegation

Via White House press release: President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. The Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil will be held on August 21, 2016. The ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Bro Bible recaps: Gotta love this video from Chubbies. They have a great point — Why is there no men’s synchronized swimming? Isn’t it sexist that the sport is only open to females in 2016? Shouldn’t fat dudes with dad bods like me be able to rock nose plugs, a swimmer cap, and a Speedo to do water acrobatics? I’m ...

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Matt Baume On The Olympics Grindr Flap [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Shocking news: gay people are having sex at the Olympics. And now a reporter has outed some of them — with potentially serious consequences, since some may face persecution back home. Is there any chance we can turn this into an opportunity to do some good, by talking about the changes we need to see around the world?

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Widespread Condemnation After The Daily Beast Effectively Outs Gay Olympians With Lurid Grindr Piece

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose. The entire piece is an astoundingly creepy exercise in Grindr-baiting, which involves a journalist accessing Grindr in an unlikely setting and … seeing ...

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SHE SAID YES: Girlfriend Of Brazilian Olympic Rugby Player Isadora Cerullo Proposes As Team Cheers

Roughly translated from ABC España: The gold medal-winning Australian female rugby delegation isn’t alone in celebrating. Isadora Cerullo, who plays for Brazil, tonight received a marriage proposal from her partner, who works as a volunteer for the Rio Games. The proposal was accepted and sealed with a kiss in front of journalists from around the world. The proposal took place ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: USA Swim Team Carpool Karaoke

Unimpressive compared to James Corden’s clips, but heading towards two million views. From the New York Times: Given the grueling training schedule, it can sometimes be jarring to see Olympic athletes acting like the rest of us mortals — especially the ones who spend their lives underwater. But it seems that this swim team has taken time to experience the ...

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Tonga’s Flag-Bearer Greases Up And Breaks Twitter

From the Washington Post: Pita Nikolas Taufatofua could win a gold medal in taekwondo, but his legacy from these Games is probably already cemented as the oiled-up, shirtless flag bearer for Tonga who turned heads and set Twitter ablaze during the Parade of Nations at Friday’s Opening Ceremonies. Taufatofua isn’t just an oily Olympian. According to his personal website, the ...

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Katy Perry Releases Olympics Anthem: Rise [VIDEO]

Katy Perry’s just-released Rio Olympics collaboration with NBC isn’t getting a lot of love, but the montage video might interest you. Stereogum snarks: Swedish chart god Max Martin produced the song, and it’s got all the overblown drama (though none of the screaming guitars) that we’d expect to hear from a classic ’80s power ballad. Basically, it’s a more sincere ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Ad Age recaps: Think about “The Best a Man Can Get” and you don’t envision a guy hugging the porcelain goddess. But while ads featuring Olympic athletes usually show the glory, Gillette’s anthem video for the Summer Olympics breaking today instead focuses on the gritty, including what appears to be the first razor advertising that shows a guy throwing up. ...

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BRAZIL: Rio Olympics Get Official Bug Spray Sponsor

Advertising Age reports: Here’s an Olympics sponsorship with major topical relevance: SC Johnson’s Off! has been named the official mosquito repellent of next month’s Summer Olympics games in Rio de Janeiro. SCJ said in a statement that it will distribute thousands of bottles of repellent to athletes, staff and volunteers at the games, which begin Aug. 5, amid an outbreak ...

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