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A Brazilian police official has told The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro. Wholesale Dortmund Jerseys .The official said Lochtes teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, who were pulled off a plane going back to the United States late Wednesday, told police that the robbery story had been fabricated.The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing investigation.He said that around 6 a.m. Sunday, Lochte, along with Conger, Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located. One of the swimmers tried to open the door of an outside bathroom. It was locked.A few of the swimmers then pushed on the door and broke it. A security guard appeared and confronted them, the official said. The guard was armed with a pistol, the official said, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.According to the official, the gas station manager then arrived. Using a customer to translate, the manager asked the swimmers to pay for the broken door. After a discussion, they paid him an unknown amount of money and left.Earlier Thursday, authorities told ABC News there is video of the gas station incident.?ABC News also reports that the swimmers offered 100 Brazilian reals ($31) and $20 to compensate for the damage.Unfortunately, the swimmers told one lie after another, a Brazilian police official who had reviewed the video images told The New York Times. Weve been able to determine that there was no armed assault.Lochte first lied about the robbery to his mother, Ileana Lochte, who spoke with reporters, the police official told the AP. That led to news coverage of the incident and prompted police attention.A police news conference to discuss the investigation is slated for 2 p.m. ET Thursday at DEAT, a precinct that is part of the civil police in Rio de Janeiro.Conger and Bentz arrived at DEAT around 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday for questioning.International Olympic Committee spokesman Mario Andrada said during a news conference Thursday that neither Lochte nor his teammates need to apologize for the incident.We have to understand that these kids came here to have fun. Lets give these kids a break, Andrada said. Sometimes you make decisions you later regret. They had fun. They made a mistake. Life goes on.Andradas comments were made before the reports that a robbery did not happen.Conger, Bentz and Feigen remain in Brazil, as authorities have ordered the seizure of their passports. A Brazilian judge also ordered Lochtes passport be seized, but he said he has already returned to the U.S.Brazilian authorities said in a statement Thursday that Conger and Bentz were taken off the airplane.?A police source told ESPN Brasil that the swimmers were interviewed for just more than three hours at the airport, with a Brazilian lawyer and representatives from the USOC and the U.S. Consulate present.Stephen Conger, the father of Jack Conger, told ESPN on Thursday that his son slept in a hotel Wednesday night and was guarded by U.S. government personnel. Jack was never under arrest, according to his father. Its more a political ordeal than a criminal one, he said.Stephen Conger said the plan is for Jack to be on a plane home Thursday night. He said hes shared text messages with his son, but said Were as in the dark as anyone about what happened. I dont know if there was a robbery or not.NBC spoke with Lochte on Wednesday night and reported that he said he had left Rio and already returned home, as originally scheduled.Lochte backtracked on his initial comments to the network made Sunday, saying the barrel of the gun he had said was placed to his forehead was instead pointed in his direction. He also said the taxi wasnt pulled over but that the swimmers were robbed after making a stop at a gas station.He said when he was interviewed by police about the incident that no one had suggested he needed to stay in Brazil, nor had any officials expressed doubts over his account of the robbery, NBC reported.Brazilian authorities continued pressing the American swimmers over the ever-changing account of the robbery. Police said the swimmers were unable to provide key details in early interviews and they found little evidence to support the robbery claim. The swimmers said they had been intoxicated and could not remember what type and color of taxi they rode, where the incident happened or what time the events occurred, police said. The police official said officers grew suspicious when they reviewed security video of the swimmers returning to the athletes village and saw them wearing watches.The office of Judge Keyla Blanc, who ordered the passports seized, said there were discrepancies in the statements by the swimmers.Lochte told USA Today that he and his teammates didnt initially tell U.S. Olympic officials about the robbery because we were afraid wed get in trouble.Information from ESPNs?Shaun Assael?and?ESPN Brasils Gabriela Moreira was used in this report. Cheap Borussia Dortmund Jerseys . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. 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"Its different, it really is," said Quebec Remparts winger Adam Erne, the first out of the gate at the airport-area conference centre Friday morning. "I didnt know what to expect for the setup. Im mean theyre all kind of in your face, smiling at you." Erne had done some post-season training work back home, including spending time on a bike. "Obviously its different here when youve got a thousand people watching you and yelling at you Go Go and then they tell youre halfway and youre already dead." Erne, ranked 26th among North American skaters by the NHLs Central Scouting Bureau, did the full routine before scores -- rather than a thousand -- of NHL team officials. None of the top three ranked North American skaters took part in the fitness testing Friday. Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones, ranked No. 1 by Central Scouting, and Halifax Mooseheads linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, rated No. 2 and 3, exited after the measurement portion of the day. Jones had a medical exemption. But all three had the same excuse, pointing to a prolonged season that didnt end until last Sundays Memorial Cup final, won 6-4 by Halifax over Portland. "My bodys worn down. Ive been nursing a couple of injuries all year so I didnt think I was really prepared," Jones said. "And I had a good talk with my agent about it and he thought the same way." "Theres a difference between being in shape on ice and being in shape off the ice," he added. "Ive been playing hockey since August," added MacKinnon. Drouin echoed the sentiment. "Weve been through a lot of hockey. We just came back four days ago," he said. In truth, none of the three really stood to benefit from publicly pushing themselves to the limit. They have already shown their wares. Plus they have endured a punishing season. The two Halifax players flew home from Saskatoon on Monday, took part in a parade Tuesday and then jumped on a 4 a.m. flight Wednesday to come to Toronto. Hardly the best preparation. Especially compared to players like Cape Breton winger William Carrier, who prepared for two months for the tests. Even then, they werent pleasant. "Theyre pretty hard," Carrier, the 18th-ranked North American skater, said of the bike challenges. A native of Montreal, Carrier was just happy that the Canadiens were one of the teams that interviewed him this week. Drouin said he will work out at a later date for individual clubs as needed while MacKinnon said he would be open to such. Jones, however, said he would not. Colorado, Florida and Tampa Bay hold the firsst three picks in the June 30 NHL draft, which will be held at the Prudential Centre in Newark. Cheap Dortmund Jerseys Authentic. . "Colorado is in the drivers seat and we know were going to get a hell of a player at (No.) 2, or 3, or 4. Its a deep draft," said Florida GM Dale Tallon. The Panthers exec says the phone has not rung off the hook yet. "Ive had a couple of mild conversations," he said. "They say, Are you moving the pick? I say, Make me an offer. Thats the way it goes. You start the process early and you work it all the way through til five minutes before you make the pick, maybe a minute before you make the pick." MacKinnon, for one, said he had been doing his homework on the teams that could draft him. "Im pretty interested in some of the teams I could end up with," said the poised 17-year-old. "Obviously anything can happen on draft day, teams could decide to trade their picks or anything like that. But its human nature to be interested in that kind of stuff, what your future could be." NHL teams leave little to chance, doing just about everything except checking out the prospects teeth. The prospects were measured, from height to body fat, before doing a variety of tests including bench press, standing long jump and vertical jump. Then it was on to the gruelling bike tests: the Wingate Cycle Ergometer and VO2 Max. The so-called Wingate peak power output test is short and painful, measuring how explosive the athlete is -- usually as someone trying to help yells at you to keep going. Its a 30-second all-out sprint on a stationary bike with the resistance climbing until you hit a point where you cant pedal any more. "Faster, faster, go, go, go, go go," was one typically loud refrain. Said Erne: "Its 30 seconds and it feels like a lifetime." The VO2 Max tests the endurance capability of a players heart, lungs and muscles. The player cycles away, with a breathing tube lodged in his mouth. Swedish defenceman Hampus Lindholm was the only prospect last year who lasted more than 14 minutes. He was taken sixth overall by the Anaheim Ducks. "I thought the VO2 would be the worst just because (of the length). I think mine ended up lasting 13 and a half minutes," said Erne. "But it surprised me how hard the Wingate was. After the Wingate, everybody was just kind of dead. I mean a couple of guys were throwing up." Vernon Vipers winger Adam Tambellini, ranked 42nd among North American skaters, also was able to forgo parts of the fitness testing. And asked about why, he showed he already is well into the NHL way of doing things. "Lower body (injury)," said Tambellini, the son of former Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini. Like other prospects, Tambellini was interviewed by a number of clubs this week. He said the strangest question he got was when someone asked him what his favourite animal was. Showing he is quick on his feet, Tambellini chose a player on that team. The testing continues Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '