UPDATE (8/14/16 6:09 p.m.):
You may still be wondering what the hell is going on with this following the conflicting reports over whether or not Lochte was actually robbed. Well, according to the swimmer himself, he was robbed Sunday morning in Rio along with teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jimmy Feigen and Jack Conger. Here is a statement from Lochte about his experience and expressing gratitude for the support to him after staring into the barrel of a gun:
And he confirmed this happened with the media earlier today as well, and it was not a farce by any means:
The U.S. Olympic Committee also released a statement about the crime, which occurred in a taxi after the four men attended a party:
Of course it's only natural for you to want details and, luckily, Lochte was more than happy to provide us all with some, telling NBC News:
"We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over. They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong, so — I'm not getting down on the ground.
"And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, 'Get down,' and I put my hands up, I was like 'whatever.' He took our money, he took my wallet — he left my cell phone, he left my credentials."
See original story below.
With the swimming events finally over at the 2016 Olympics, the athletes who entertained you during their tape delayed races and dives (if you're into that type of stuff) finally have the time to partake in some celebrating in Brazil. That, reportedly, got off to a terrible start for gold medal winning U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte who was held at gunpoint on Sunday morning according to Fox Sports' Ben Way.
Fortunately, the good news is that he's back at the Olympic Village unharmed.
The ordeal was "heard about" by at least one Rio official, according to Yahoo—though they, like the rest of us, are reportedly "don’t have more information."
Lochte's mom also confirmed the incident to USA TODAY, and shared with them basic details. "I think they’re all shaken up. There were a few of them...[T]hey were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it."
However, contradicting that report was an IOC spokesman:
Also joining the "it never happened" crowd are Lochte's personal coach, David Marsh, and the U.S. Women's swim team coach, both of whom denied it to USA TODAY through separate text messages.
Earlier in the week, Lochte won a gold for his leg of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay. Behind Michael Phelps, Lochte is the most decorated male swimmer in American history with 12 medals, six of which are gold.
We'll update this post with more information as it becomes available.