Four American Olympic swimmers lied when they said they were robbed at gunpoint during a night out in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Thursday.
Here are the twists and turns of the story:
Sunday, August 14
• Reports emerge that the four swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early that morning.
• Ryan Lochte’s mother, Ileana Lochte, tells the media that the swimmers were in a taxi when confronted by people with guns, who stole their wallets.
• The International Olympic Committee initially denies the athletes were robbed.
• Ryan Lochte tells NBC the swimmers were robbed by men with a police badge, one of whom pressed a gun to his head.
• The US Olympic Committee corroborates that account.
Tuesday, August 16
• Lochte arrives back in the United States.
• Lochte explains the swimmers didn’t initially tell the USOC about the robbery out of fear of being punished.
• Police say the swimmers’ accounts conflict, and details are murky, saying they were drunk.
Wednesday, August 17
• A Brazilian judge orders Lochte’s and Feigen’s passports seized to bar them from leaving the country.
• Police arrive at the Olympic Village to confiscate the passports, but the men are not present, the USOC says.
• Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz are pulled off their flight to the United States and are barred from leaving until they give a statement to police.
• Lochte changes his account slightly, saying the men were robbed after using a toilet at a gas station and that a gun was pointed inches from him, NBC reports.
Thursday, August 18
• Conger and Bentz are expected to speak with police.