It seems the new record is still intact as of this report (8/17/2016). However, the Olympics aren’t over yet and there are many challengers.
UPDATED 8/18/2016. Officials have declared a false start against the USA team who claimed they were robbed at gun point. According to the Associated Press, Ryan Lochte may have fabricated the whole story about being robbed at gunpoint. Swimmers Conger and Bentz told police that the robbery story had been fabricated. Rumors have that the investigation is complicated by twelve taxis cab drivers coming forward and saying they were the driver involved. Immediately twenty-one criminals confessed to be the gunman. Apparently, the Olympic Committee declined to investigate whether Lochte fabricated winning the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Apparently, there is no truth to the rumor that Lance Armstrong called Lochte to give him advice.
Regardless of the outcome of this incident, the USA team will be disqualified for the gold medal and world record for the most Olympic medal winners robbed at gun point during the Olympics. That leaves the filed wide open for the Russians, Chinese, Japanese and English to go for the gold. Not sure if we should wish them luck or not.
On the bright side, Lochte and the other swimmers may have earned a gold medal for spinning the best fictitious short story about the Olympics. Rumor has it they are also being considered for an award for generating the most publicity for the Olympics.
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