US Olympians Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio

Sunday, 14 Aug 2016 02:10 PM

The U.S. Olympic Committee says Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed by armed men who stopped their taxi. 

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky says Lochte and the others left the French Olympic team's hospitality house early Sunday in a taxi headed for the athletes' village, hours after the last night of Olympic swimming.

Sandusky says the four swimmers are "safe and cooperating with authorities."
USA Today and Fox Sports Australia first reported the news, citing Lochte's mother, Ileana Lochte.

Ileana Lochte and his agent did not immediately return phone calls and text messages from The Associated Press.
Lochte swam in two events at the Rio Games, winning gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.


Those of you who regularly read this blog will recall that I posted the above picture over a week ago.  It seems the day after I posted this I got a nasty response from someone who said it was racists.  I would have posted the comment but he violated my rule about no insults and profanity.  Yes I use profanity on rare occasions but this is my blog.

Anyway, the above photo turned out to be quite accurate.  And as former NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani said so correctly, "The truth can never be racist.  The truth is what it is."

And we're supposed to welcome immigrants from countries like that into the United States?  I will admit that not all Brazilians are like this, but under the circumstances they should have to prove themselves BEFORE they get here, not after.  How do they do that?  

Firstly, they must have had no negative contact with the police for any reason.  Secondly, they should have enough money to live on for a year before needing a job or social benefits.

Tough requirements?  You betcha, but that would help keep the number of immigrants down to a more reasonable level.

Dan 88!


  1. many years ago now, 1989, i worked down in Brazil , it was a experience to be sure, now Rio its self, was nice for at lest about four blocks to the west then it became the hard core third world! we was told do not go there becasue you very well might not come back,and that is not a exaggeration! No w yes , we did by helicopter got transported to the SW part of Brazil , about a hundred miles NE of a city, called Campo Grande, we did not get to stay there I only knew about it form the maps, but the point here, is that from what i myself seen, and the fun communist guerrillas who live in the jungles fighting for the people so that the state can control all, yeah it is a real toilet down there man, it just is ,Rio, as i before stated, was nice, but after that, it was not at all!

    1. Thanks for the input. It's always nice to get feedback from someone who has been to places like this and can testify first hand as to what it is like.

      Dan 88!


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