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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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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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Trans Athlete Chris Mosier Stars In Nike Ad [VIDEO]

Via press release: Chris Mosier began competing in the duathlon and triathlon in 2009 after he completed his first marathon, because he needed a greater challenge. “For me, triathlon is a true challenge because it is three different disciplines in one sport,” Mosier explains. “Triathlon is [also] a challenge for me because swimming is my weakest sport, and it’s the ...

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Curt Schilling: I’m Running For President In 2024, Maybe In 2020 If The Country Illegally Elects Hillary

Sports Illustrated reports: Curt Schilling, a perpetually aggrieved Facebook user who once bled from his ankle, announced plans Sunday to run for President of the United States. In the comments of a post about how “fraudulent” the Democratic party is, Schilling said he wants to be Leader of the Free World in eight years (presumably after two terms of President ...

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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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North Carolina Haters Have The NBA Sadz: Christians Are Being Blackmailed Out Of Their Peaceful Beliefs

“Under the direction of Adam Silver, a man who has advocated for the legalization of the evil and immoral practice of sports betting, it comes as no surprise that he now leads the NBA in a malicious scheme to score a wicked goal on North Carolina. “It’s simple despite the NBA’s objections and misrepresentation of HB 2. Men shouldn’t be ...

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Pat McCrory Has The NBA Sadz: Those Undemocratic Liberal And Business Elite Are Maligning North Carolina!

“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present. Twenty-one other states have joined North Carolina to challenge the ...

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APPLAUSE: LGBT Groups React To NBA All-Star Game Leaving North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From Equality North Carolina: North Carolina General Assembly leadership and Governor McCrory repeatedly ignored the warning bells as businesses, conferences and entertainers left the state. From the beginning, NBA leadership has been clear that HB2 creates an untenable situation and jeopardizes the safety and comfort of their fans. The withdraw of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte came as ...

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BREAKING: NBA To Move All-Star Game Over Hate Law

Sports Illustrated reports: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, with New Orleans emerging as the favorite to be the new host, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA had discussed moving the game in the wake of North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” legislation passed earlier this year that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. Formally known ...

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BRAZIL: Ten Arrested In Olympic Terror Plot

An early report from the BBC: Federal police in Brazil have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games. The authorities said they were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group. The arrests were made in the southern state of Parana. They come ...

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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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NORTH CAROLINA: Duke University Basketball Team Faces Scheduling Problem Over Anti-LGBT Law

The 2015 national champion Duke Blue Devils have a “hole” in their basketball schedule due to North Carolina’s hate law. The Associated Press reports: The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there’s no opponent listed on that day in Duke’s schedule that was released Wednesday. Holly ...

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