US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behaviour on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, where he and three other American swimmers were seen on video at a gas station apparently vandalizing the place.
Police say at least one of the men was involved in vandalizing the gas station and urinating on its premises outdoors.
“I wanted to apologize for my behvior last weekend — for not bring 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 Friday on Instagram.
He said he accepted responsibility for his role in the case and had “learned some valuable lessons.”
He did not, however, roll back on his allegations the swimmers had been robbed at gunpoint by men posing as police.