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|08-19-2016, 02:00 PM||#1|
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Swimming scandal taints final days of Olympic competition
New video shows Team USA swimmers Gunnar Bentz and UT longhorn Jack Conger landing at Miami International Airport.
Their teammate Jimmy Feigen, of San Antonio, has agreed to pay about $11,000 to avoid prosecution in Rio.
The swimming scandal surrounds gold medalist Ryan Lochte, who claims that after a night of partying, he and his teammate were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday.
Brazilian police investigated, and after surveillance video surfaced, they determined that the group actually vandalized part of a gas station, and when confronted by security, paid a small amount of cash for the damage.
Police have said they are considering charges of falsely reporting a crime and destruction of property.
The USOC has apologized to the host country.
Lochte's attorney said he is standing by his story.
Certainly an embarrassing turn of events in Rio. But, Olympic officials are trying to keep the focus on athletes still competing in these Games.
It will be the last race of Usain Bolt's Olympic career.
Will Team USA beat him in the men's 4x100 meter relay final?
Bowie will lead the American women in defense of their 4x100m relay gold.
On the diving platform, David Boudia hopes to follow in Greg Louganis' footsteps as the first repeat gold medalist in 10m platform diving.
Our Texans are in play Friday. Sugar Land's Steven Lopez is in the hunt for a fourth Olympic medal in taekwondo. His teammate, bronze medalist Jackie Galloway is also expected to make a strong showing in Rio.
The Woodlands' Stacy Lewis and Fort Worth's Gerina Piller continue third round action in women's golf. Lewis is very much in the hunt for a medal.