Although theÂ 2016 Rio Summer OlympicsÂ are coming to a close this weekend, the drama revolving around the 31st Olympiad is just getting started.
Earlier this week, 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan LochteÂ claimed on social media that he was robbed at gunpoint at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last Sunday by assailants posing as police officers with fellow teammatesÂ Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz,Â andÂ James Feigen.Â However, new reports have surfaced that accuse Lochte fabricated the story about the robbery to cover up a fight that allegedly broke out in the gas station’s bathroom.
Figure skaters and Olympic commentatorsÂ Johnny WeirÂ andÂ Tara LipinskiÂ addressed all of this drama in their most recent Facebook Live chat this afternoon and they couldn’t have said it better when they calledÂ it “cringe-worthy.”
â€œNo one knew what was going to happen with the Olympics, if everything would be ready, if it wouldnâ€™t be, if security would be okâ€¦Â Now itâ€™s the athletes creating all the drama!â€Â WeirÂ said.
When asked about the most cringe-worthy from the Olympics, Tara answered the French gymnast who broke his leg, whileÂ Johnny remarked, â€œall the [Ryan] Lochte is really cringe-worthy.â€
You can watch the full live stream from this afternoon here. TheÂ 2016 Rio Summer OlympicsÂ continue until this Sunday, August 21st.