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U.S Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger leave the police headquarters at international departures of Rio de Janiero's Galeo International airport on Aug. 18, 2016 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
U.S Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger leave the police headquarters at international departures of Rio de Janiero's Galeo International airport on Aug. 18, 2016 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Last weekend, four American Olympic swimmers alleged they were robbed at gunpoint by men posing as police officers. There were discrepancies in the swimmers' accounts, so a Brazilian judge ordered their passports be seized yesterday.

Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigan were already back in the United States, but Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled off their flight home. They were detained for several hours and released when they agreed to stay in Brazil to speak with investigators.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd gets the latest from NPR’s Russell Lewis.

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Russell Lewis, NPR southern bureau chief. He tweets @NPRrussell.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.

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