Ryan Lochte, an American Olympic swimmer with 12 medals to his efforts at Olympic Games, tendered apologize on Friday for his behavior and three other members of his Olympic team in Rio, Brazil. The sad event took place at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend, where local police claimed that at least one of the men vandalized the gas station and the other urinated on the premises.

Ryan Lochte earlier said that he and his teammates: Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and James Feigen were pulled out of a taxi and had a gun pointed at them, however, the local police denied the claim.

Video footage did not show any robbers at gunpoint harassed the swimmers. However, it is unlikely that Brazilian police will press charges against the athletes, the matter as generated heat in the sporting world and between the U.S consular officials, lawyers, and judicial orders.

Ryan Lochte tender apology on Instagram

Ryan Lochte tendered a heartfelt apology on his Instagram profile. "I wanted to apologize for my behavior last weekend -- for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics," he said on his Instagram on Friday.

He said it was after due legal situation were addressed and his mates arrived in America safely. However, he blamed language barrier and night crawling for their woes in a city they hardly know. He expressed regret over what his actions might have caused his fans all over the world and took responsibility for all the misdeed done on Sunday early hours.

Police version of the Story

Police in Rio claimed that security guards on duty used guns to control the athletes because they were heavily drunk and that the athletes used $20, to bribe the security guards that were on duty at that time in the gas station.

The video footage supports part of the police assertions, and the public waited eagerly for Ryan to defend the evidence against them.

The detail that led to what Ryan Lochte called robbery were thrown open to the public glare in the video that the police released on Thursday. However, it is not yet clear if the swimmers were actually robbed, but Lochte and police agreed that gun was brandished and money exchange hands but is not clear if the swimmers were robbed later in the taxi.

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