Rio Olympics

Study: 2024 Olympics Would Boost L.A. Economy by $9.5 Billion

Despite many cities hosting the Olympics facing bankruptcy in the aftermath, a new study by Beacon Economics LLC and UC Riverside predicts that the Los Angeles area would see an $9.5 billion economic boost and generate $4.4 billion in worker earnings if the city is awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Sam the Eagle Los Angeles Olympics (Getty)

USA Today: Rio Police Lying About Ryan Lochte Gas Station Encounter

In an extensive investigation featuring an eyewitness interview, observance of multiple surveillance camera videos, and an on-location visit, USA Today has found significant evidence that American Olympic champion Ryan Lochte was robbed at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro, and police lied about him and three other U.S. swimmers vandalizing a bathroom.

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Rio Shakedown: U.S. Swimmers Allowed to Leave with $11,000 Payment

Rio de Janeiro police have agreed to let U.S. Olympic swimmer James Feigen return home if he pays $11,000 to a charity of the city’s choice, following an incident in which Feigen and teammates Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger were forced to pay gas station attendants money for damage at gunpoint.

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Brazil Bans Ryan Lochte from Leaving Country (He Already Left)

The judge overseeing an investigation into the early-morning robbery of U.S. swimming champion Ryan Lochte and three colleagues during the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics has banned the Americans from leaving Brazil and called for their passports to be confiscated. The order comes one day after Lochte flew back to the United States, ending his Olympic trip early.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Russian Olympic Champion Narrates ‘Amicable’ Robbery in Rio

The latest high-profile victim of a violent robbery in Rio de Janeiro is Yevgeny Korotyshkin, an Olympic silver medalist and the president of the Moscow Swimming Federation. He joins Portugal’s Minister of Education and the head of security for the 2016 Olympic Games in having experienced a mugging while traveling between Olympic venues.

Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin poses on the podium with his medal after winning silver in the men's 100m butterfly final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Olympics Chaos: Staffers Sold Tickets for Seats That Don’t Exist

Brazil has had a difficult time selling tickets to Olympic events for months, as media coverage of Rio de Janeiro’s violent crime problem and the Zika epidemic dissuaded tourists from visiting. As the first week of Games continues, reports are surfacing that those who did buy tickets may have been given tickets to Olympic seats that simply do not exist.

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