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US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger stopped at Rio airport

The Brazilian authorities have stopped US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight at Rio de Janeiro airport, the US Olympic Committee has confirmed. The two men were taken off a plane, bound for the US, for questioning late on Wednesday.

Two teammates – Ryan Lochte and James Feigen – were barred from leaving the country, but Lochte had already left. Police have queried their accounts of a robbery they reported in Rio on Sunday.

The four swimmers said they had been robbed at gunpoint in a taxi in Rio. But police say their account of when they arrived at the Olympic village does not square with CCTV recordings.(BBC,2016)