Rio 2016: four US Olympic sportsmen were robbed

Rio 2016: four US Olympic sportsmen were robbedThree members of a US swimming team and a gold medal winner Ryan Lochte were robbed by an armed group in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Four men were returning to the Olypic village in a taxi cab as their taxi was stopped to commit a robbery.

The US Olympic Commitee said: "Their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athlete's' money and other personal belongings."

It is reported all the sportsmen are safe and now co-operating with the police service.

Due to the high criminal rate in Brazil including mugging and thefts all the Australian sportsmen were cautioned to take extra security measures in case they decide to leave the security hospitality zones. They were prohibited to enter the iconic Copacabanabeach at night.

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