Rio Olympics 2016: US gold medalist Lochte apologises after his claim he was robbed proves fabricated
'I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself, and for that am sorry to my team mates,' he said on Instagram. Photograph: (Reuters)
"I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself, and for that am sorry to my teammates," he said on Instagram.
Here is his post in full:
Lochte, together with fellow US swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen, were found to have fabricated a story about being robbed by gunmen posing as policemen.
Lochte, Bentz and Conger have returned to the United States, while Feigen was still in Brazil on Friday morning. Feigen will pay $11,000 to a Brazilian charity, police said.