Ryan Lochte Cleared of All Charges Related to Rio Olympics Incident

United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Ryan Lochte is returning to USA Swimming competiti

United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Ryan Lochte is returning to USA Swimming competiti

Lochte was charged with falsely communicating a crime to police, following an incident at a gas station in which he claimed that he, and three others members of the US swim team, were robbed and held at gunpoint. The US swimmer had been accused of fabricating a story about getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during August's Olympics, causing an global scandal that drew in some of his team-mates.

The 32-year-old Olympic swimmer's criminal case has been dismissed by an appellate court in Brazil, according to USA Today.

Initially, Lochte claimed he was "robbed at gunpoint", but later recanted after gas-station video footage showed anything but, and included Lochte being addressed by the gas station owner after he and fellow teammates vandalized the property. Rio police alleged they made up the story to cover up vandalism.

Lochte's 10-month suspension from the US national swim team over the incident ended July 1.

A USA Today Sports investigation following the incident determined that Lochte's account of what happened at the gas station was substantially true, despite embellishments.

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The charge against swimmer Ryan Lochte has been dismissed by a court in Brazil.

Lochte did apologize for the incident in an Instagram post on August 19, 2016. The three-judge panel, in a 2-1 ruling, noted that Rio police, not Lochte, had initiated the investigation and that the story he first told NBC did not meet the standard of a false report.

He lamented the fact that the story had been the focus of so much media attention following the Rio Games.

Lochte is currently together with the sexy Kayla Rae Reid who now both have a child together.

The United States Olympic Committee suspended Lochte for 10 months in September and ordered him to perform 20 hours of community service.

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