The Atlantic

Ryan Lochte Avoids Criminal Charge From Brazilian Court

The swimmer was previously accused of falsely reporting a crime during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Source: Rob Schumacher / USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

A Brazilian court dismissed its case against U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday, less than a year after Lochte was charged with falsely reporting a crime to authorities—an offense that carries up to 18 months in prison. While competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Lochte alleged that he and

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic8 min read
High School Was Different Before Columbine
Jake Wakefield, who graduated from high school in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2003, recalls that April 20 was the date of his Senior Ditch Day. One reason for the chosen date was “a tongue-in-cheek thing,” he told me; April 20 is an unofficial cannabi
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Joe Biden Is Running for President
The former vice president has finally decided he’s in, and he’s announcing in less than a week. Now he just has to finish putting a campaign together.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
The Perverse Paradox of the Mueller Report
Donald Trump’s outrageous behavior described by the special counsel is, at this point, so deeply familiar that it has lost its power to outrage.