This year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro provided many examples of astounding athletic feats, but one of the biggest news stories took place off the field, when U.S.
Lochte and his teammates originally claimed they had been robbed at gunpoint, but later testimonies and security footage proved that they had been acting belligerent, and ordered by gas station security to pay for the damages they caused.
Lochte also apologized to the people of Rio de Janeiro, saying they “put on a great games.” Lauer didn’t let him off easily, however; the Today host asked the swimmer how it felt to watch his teammates pulled off a plane in Rio while he was safe at home in the U.S.
“I’m just really sorry,” Lochte said.
“I’m embarrassed for myself, my family, those guys, USA swimming, the Olympic games, everyone watching.