Judge orders Ryan Lochte, James Feigen to stay in Brazil

1:08 | si wire: rio
Brazilian judge issues warrant for Ryan Lochte, James Feigen
Wednesday August 17th, 2016

A Brazilian judge has ordered American swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen to stay in Rio as police investigate an alleged robbery from early Sunday morning.

Police went to seize Lochte’s and Feigen’s passports Wednesday morning, but the swim team had already moved out of their lodging. Lochte reportedly returned to the United States earlier this week. 

Lochte, Feigen and two other swimmers said they were robbed at gunpoint while trying to re-enter the Olympic village early Sunday morning. The story was widely picked up, but Rio police have cast doubt on Lochte’s claims, with an official telling the Associated Press that they have found no evidence to support the swimmers’ allegations.

More inconsistencies have been found in Lochte’s robbery story since Sunday, including the time he and his teammates returned to the village, as well which belongings Lochte had taken from him in the alleged hold-up.

Lochte participated in two events at the Rio games, winning gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

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