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US Olympic Committee issues apology for actions of four American swimmers

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Brazilian police have accused the athletes of vandalism. Brazilian police have accused the athletes of vandalism.
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The US Olympic Committee issued an apology for the actions of four American swimmers Friday. The statement also says that the athletes lied about being allegedly robbed.

The statement reads in part: "On behalf of the United States Olympic Committee, we apologize to our hosts in Rio and the people of Brazil for this distracting ordeal in the midst of what should rightly be a celebration of excellence. With three days remaining in the Olympic Games, our primary focus will remain on supporting the athletes who are still competing and celebrating the achievements of those who have finished."

The statement comes after four American swimmers reported being robbed at gunpoint over the weekend in Rio, however Brazilian police say they lied about the ordeal. Local police have also accused the athletes of vandalism.

To read the full statement, CLICK HERE.

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