Rio

US swimmers lied about being robbed; two taken off plane by Brazilian authorities

The American swimmers who claimed they were assaulted at gunpoint over the weekend by assailants posing as police officers fabricated their account of the episode, according to Brazilian investigators.

After watching video and hearing testimony from witnesses, the Brazilian police have determined the incident involved damage to a bathroom door at a gas station where the swimmers stopped in the early hours Sunday on the way back to the athletes’ village from a party.

Two injured in Rio by falling overhead camera

Two women were struck when an aerial camera fell in the Olympic Park on Monday afternoon.

Reports indicate that Flavio Oliveira was just getting out of a handball match with his nephew when he heard the wires come crashing to the ground.

He said the cable whipped against two girls, hitting one of them in the neck.

Pollyanna Padua, an Olympic worker who was working nearby, said the cable fell and injured two adult women.

George Bovell 3rd in 50 metres freestyle heat; does not qualify for semi-finals

George Bovell swam 22.30 to place 3rd in the 50 metres freestyle preliminaries in Rio.

However, his time was not enough to get him into the semi-finals tonight.

Only the swimmers with the top 16 times go through.

Bovell swam in lane 7 in Heat 8 at 12.16 Thursday afternoon.

SEE ALSO: Watch video of George Bovell's race

The race was won by Yu Hexin of China in 22.20. 

Filip Wypych of Poland was second in 22.23 seconds.

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