Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 7:21
Ryan Lochte and James Feigen ordered to stay in Brazil


A judge in Brazil has issued an order preventing US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen from leaving the country after police queried their evidence in a robbery case.

Lochte, Feigen and two other members of the US swimming team said they had been robbed at gunpoint in a taxi in Rio.

But police say their account of when they arrived at the Olympic village does not square with CCTV recordings.

Lochte's lawyer told the BBC he got back to the US two days ago.

"He arrived back before the judge issued anything," said Jeffrey Ostrow.

"He was never asked to remain for further investigation or for any other purpose after he met with Brazilian authorities after he gave a statement."

The swimmer's Twitter account shows footage of him arriving back in the United States on Monday.

Lochte is one of the most successful swimmers in history, with 12 Olympic medals and he once had his own reality television show in the US.

In Rio, he swam in two events, winning gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Feigen, who told the San Antonio Express he is still in Brazil, won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
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