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Robberies?

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by QueenOfGoths, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Wasn't sure how to title this but I've been vaguely following this and now there is news of a Team GB competitor being robbed

    US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger stopped at Rio airport - BBC News

    It's a strange story, inconsistencies in the reports from the swmmers etc..but stopping them at the airport seems excessive, however I imagine the Brazilian authorities being rather pissed off if it wasn't true. Why would the swimmers lie though, what would be the point in saying they have been mugged when they haven't? Some kind of kudos?

    Not sure what to make of it myself.
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    perhaps you could amend the title of the thread to reflect the equivocal nature of the claims - something like 'a funny thing happened on the way to the airport'.
     
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  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    if robbing was an olympic sport I coulda bin a contender
     
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  4. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Excessive perhaps, but unsurprising with the global focus on the games and the police under the cosh to keep the crime down, I expect this is about face saving.
     
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  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Brazil and America don't have the best relations as it is. There may also be an element of that in there.
     
  6. souljacker

    souljacker and this is fresh

    Blew all their money in a Rio whorehouse I reckon.
     
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  7. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

    Insurance fraud.
     
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    or something stupid happened like a drug deal in which they were mugged and thought they could cover it up.

    but yeh more likely a cack-handed attempt at insurance fraud.
     
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  9. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Looks most likely.

    Add to that the fact that Ryan Lochte is possibly one of the dumbest elite athletes there is by all accounts, and his story sounded idiotic from the beginning.
     
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  10. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

  11. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

  12. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

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  13. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

  14. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

  15. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    I though this was going to be a thread about the boxing
     
  16. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    no you need the boxers where robbed thread
     
  17. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    Never mind his boxers, he's lost his Speedos now
     

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