Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rio Police Say Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Lied About Being Robbed at Gunpoint

 
According to a Brazilian police source, Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, possibly to cover up an alleged brawl at a gas station. Lochte was one of four swimmers allegedly involved in the gas station confrontation. The other swimmers, all from Team USA, are Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen.

The AP reports:
The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe. 

He said that around 6 a.m. on Sunday, Lochte, along with fellow swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located. One of the swimmers tried to open the door of an outside bathroom. It was locked. 

A few of the swimmers then pushed on the door and broke it. A security guard appeared and confronted them, the official said.

The official says the guard was armed with a pistol, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.

Jack Laugher of Great Britain competes in the Men's Diving 3m Springboard semi final

Patrick Hausding of Germany won the bronze in Men's Diving 3m Springboard semi final


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Nick Jonas Talks About Criticism He Received for Playing a Gay MMA Fighter

TV this Week inlcudes Nick Jonas on Kingdom

In a new interview with The LA Times, Nick Jonas addresses what he calls “criticism” for having portrayed a gay MMA fighter in the TV series Kingdom.

Jonas sat down with the LAT along with his summer tour partner Demi Lovato to discuss their collaboration.

When the subject turned to LGBT rights, Jonas was asked about his work on Kingdom.
“It’s a tough story to tell, and I think there’s a responsibility as someone representing the LGBT community to do what I can to show support,” said Jonas.

Asked whether its “tricky to represent that community from outside”, Jonas replied, “As a heterosexual male, I’ve gotten some criticism. But you’ve got to block out the noise to hear the change.”

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