Complete facts here. I agree with mentioned points.
Lochte irepresents the USA. IMHO, this man simply lied … not exaggerated, like he say in an interview with Matt Lauer on 8/21, almost a week after the fact.
This is an adult who disrespected his country, the hosting country, his team mates, insulted local police, filed false reports, made up lie after lie, left his friends on their own after high-tailing Brazil … To me, he has no redeeming value. Actions have consequences and he should be held highly accountable! Endorsements, his future career, HIS swimming … he destroyed all himself. Apologizing? Too little, too late!
Yet, I sadly think he’ll be back. White privileged & the USA!
The harrowing tale of American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and his fellow athletes being held up at gunpoint and robbed in Rio de Janeiro by men disguised as police officers was all the rage in the media last week. It was the story that was the topic of seemingly everyone’s conversation, and it seemed to conform to the common perception of Rio and Brazil in general as being crime-ridden and not suited to hold the Olympics. In the words of one Facebook user’s comment on a Huffington Post article that first reported Lochte’s story, the mugging proved that it was “not a good idea to award the games to a third world country… a nice idea in principle but it just doesn’t work and they can’t pull it off…” There’s only one problem. Ryan Lochte’s story about being mugged by random criminals turns out to have been a complete fabrication…
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