WELL, IT HAPPENED. A FAMOUS OLYMPIAN was robbed at gunpoint. Ryan Lochte and four other Olympic swimmers were held up at gunpoint in Rio during the Olympics. The story was first broken by Lochte’s mother. The International Olympic Committee quickly denied the incident, and then it was confirmed yesterday by Lochte himself.
No one was hurt, and only their wallets were taken. The officers let them keep their cell phones and their credentials. So while the story is scary, it’s not a tragic one. But it’s worth taking a moment to learn a few lessons from Lochte’s experience.