Lochte fibs about Rio robbery

  • 19/08/2016
Lochte fibs about Rio robbery

Ryan Lochte, America's majestic platinum-haired merman and 12-time Olympic medalist, has triggered the most confusing story to come out of the Rio Olympics.

Brazilian authorities now report that Lochte fabricated the entire episode, to cover up a fight he may have had with a security guard while trying to use a gas station restroom.

Though Lochte was "whatever" about his mugging, Brazilian authorities were not -- Yesterday, Brazilian police removed two American swimmers from their flight home to the US, because they were allegedly involved in Lochte's story.

A third teammate who was said to be involved is also still in Rio, but Lochte is already back in the States.

And UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said a woman should lead the United Nations for the first time since it was set up more than 70 years ago.

He said it was "high time" for a female secretary-general after eight men in a row have led the organisation. "My replacement should be a woman," he said.

There are 11 candidates vying to succeed him; six men and five women.

US Correspondent Nick Harper spoke to Paul Henry from New York about this, and Adele cancelling her US show.