Big Cover-Up: Ryan Lochte LIED About Gunpoint Robbery To Hide Gas Station Brawl

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Aug. 18 2016, Updated 2:41 p.m. ET

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Olympian Ryan Lochte claimed that he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed in a taxi headed for the Olympic Village in Rio last week, but now, the 32-year-old may be caught in his own lie !

U.S. Swimmers Detained At Rio Airport In Robbery Inquiry

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According to ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman, Brazilian authorities have obtained video of a brawl involving Ryan Lochte, Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen with a gas station security guard.

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U.S. Swimmers Detained At Rio Airport In Robbery Inquiry

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A Brazilian police source told ABC that "one of the swimmers was seen on CCTV footage breaking down the door to the bathroom at the gas station and fighting with a security guard" that evening.

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By Wednesday morning, a Brazilian judge issued an order to seize Lochte's passport after an investigation into his story proved to be questionable.

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Around the Games – Olympics: Day 7

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Unfortunately, Lochte was long gone by then, landing back in the United States on Monday.

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U.S. Swimmers Detained At Rio Airport In Robbery Inquiry

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Meanwhile, Conger and Bentz were grounded in Brazil on Wednesday, after attempting to fly out of Rio de Janeiro airport.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials – Day 8

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Feigen was also scheduled to depart on Wednesday, but never checked in for his flight.

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According to USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky, the three swimmers remaining in Brazil are set to meet with local law enforcement on Thursday.

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