US Olympic swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz  at Rio de Janiero’s Galeo International airport early on Thursday after they had been  removed from their flight departing for the United States by Brazilian authorities. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Brazilian police are considering charging a group of US Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio’s police chief said on Thursda(...)

 US swimmers Ryan Lochte (above) and James Feigen claim they were robbed at gunpoint during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Patrick B Kraemer/EPA

A Brazilian judge has ordered that the passports of American swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen be seized as authorities investigate their claim th(...)

Ryan Lochte (above) and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early on Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings, the U.S. Olympic Committee said.  Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers have been robbed at gunpoint by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their (...)