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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings. Cheap Swingman Blazers Jerseys.In the latest security incident to hit the Rio de Janeiro Games, Lochte told NBC that one of the robbers put a gun to his forehead before taking his wallet. No one was injured.While it is true that my teammates and I were the victims of a robbery early Sunday morning, what is most important is that we are safe and unharmed, Lochte said in a message posted on Instagram. I look forward to getting home so that I can begin to map out the plans for my future with an eye on representing (hash)TeamUSA at the (hash)2020 Tokyo Olympics.Lochte and his teammates were returning to the athletes village by taxi after a night out at the French Olympic teams hospitality house in the Rodrigo de Freitas area in the upscale south zone of the city. The outing was several hours after Olympic swimming ended Saturday night at the Rio Games.Their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes money and other personal belongings, U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. All four athletes are safe and cooperating with authorities.Sandusky told The Associated Press the robbers took cash and credit cards only, and that no Olympic medals were lost.Traveling with Lochte were Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen. Lochte swam in two events at the Rio Games, winning gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. He is a 12-time Olympic medalist.Bentz and Conger were also part of that relay, their only event in Rio. Feigen was on the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, another gold winner for the U.S. in Rio.We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over, Lochte told NBCs Today show . They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground -- they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didnt do anything wrong, so -- Im not getting down on the ground.And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, `Get down, and I put my hands up, I was like `whatever. He took our money, he took my wallet -- he left my cellphone, he left my credentials.USA Today and Fox Sports Australia first reported the news, citing Lochtes mother, Ileana Lochte.We are all safe, Bentz tweeted. Thank you for your love and support. P.S. the gold medal is safe.Word of the robbery touched off a chain of confusion between Olympic and U.S. officials. An International Olympic Committee spokesman said reports of the robbery were absolutely not true, then reversed himself, apologized and said he was relying on initial information from the USOC that was wrong.I couldnt believe it, said Michael Phelps, a good friend of Lochtes and one of his roommates in the athletes village.Phelps spent the evening with his family and wasnt out with his teammates.Brazils sports minister, Leonardo Picciani, said that the swimmers were outside their places of competition and outside the appropriate time. He said no athlete had run into problems at the venues or in the athletes village.Street crime was a major concern of Olympic organizers going into the games. Brazil deployed 85,000 soldiers and police to secure the games, twice as many as Britain used during the 2012 London Olympics.Last week, a Brazilian security officer was fatally shot after taking a wrong turn into a dangerous favela, or slum. Two Australian rowing coaches were attacked and robbed by two assailants in Ipanema, and Portugals education minister was held up at knifepoint on a busy street.In addition, stray bullets have twice landed in the equestrian venue, and two windows were shattered on a bus carrying journalists in an attack that Rio organizers blamed on rocks and others claimed was gunfire.American swimmer Nathan Adrian said hes not concerned about his safety.Rio is an amazing city, he said. Theres going to be problems anywhere you go. We have been briefed on how to mitigate those risks as well as possible.Now that swimming is over, Adrian added, the athletes want to see the sights and sounds of Rio.We just came off an amazing performance, he said. All of us are ready to enjoy that a little bit after a long time working really hard.Phelps hires his own security when he travels outside the United States.Every time we travel internationally, we always make sure that everythings very secure. No matter where Im going, he said. I have a team, personally, that is always looking out for everything.Phelps said hes never had any trouble during numerous trips to Brazil in the lead-up to the games, many of them tied to his sponsorship deals.Ive felt safe every time I came here, he said. Ive never had an issue. Ed Davis Jersey. Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. Jusuf Nurkic Jersey. -- Sergey Tolchinksy scored his second goal of the game 3:56 into overtime as the Sault Ste. http://www.cheapblazersjerseys.com/...ap-c-j-wilcox-jersey. How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. SEATTLE -- Lauren Jackson would have loved nothing more than a chance to don her Seattle Storm uniform and play one more time in front of the teams vocal fans.If I could, I would. But actually, I dont have a knee anymore, she said with a smile at the end of a media roundtable session with longtime teammate Sue Bird. Itd be almost impossible.Instead, the Australian superstar and four-time Olympian settled for being honored and cheered loudly by those fans in KeyArena on Friday night as the team formally retired her uniform after an 80-51 rout of the Washington Mystics.Jacksons No. 15 jersey, the first number retired in the teams 16-year history, was unveiled in the arenas rafters, next to the two banners signifying the WNBA championships she helped win in 2004 and 2010.It was then that the reality -- and finality -- of stepping away from the game hit home with the 35-year-old Jackson.I think the closure in itself is a sad thing. But at least I got to come back, said Jackson, who hadnt been in Seattle since playing her final game in the 2012 WNBA playoffs against Minnesota. It doesnt feel like it has been four years. I wasnt sure I was going to get to get back here. But having the opportunity to come back and retire here is probably the most important thing Ive ever done.Jackson was introducced as a ceremonial sixth starter before the game, and threw several of her basketball shoes into the stands at halftime. Zach Collins Jersey. I didnt realize how much I missed [Seattle] until I got back in, Jackson said. I did grow up here. I was a little teenager when I got here.Although she didnt play in the WNBA after 2012, Jackson did continue playing overseas. But having dealt with ankle, shin and back injuries at various points of her career, Jackson announced in a tweet on March 30 that she was calling it quits.The 6-foot-6 Jackson was 19 when she came to Seattle with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2001 after the Storm went just 6-26 as an expansion team in 2000. During her 12-year career, she scored a team-leading 6,007 points, a total that ranks No. 7 on the WNBAs career list. She also ranks No. 3 in the league for career blocked shots (586) and No. 9 in rebounds (2,447).Jackson was a three-time MVP and was the named to the WNBAs All-Decade team in 2006 as one of the leagues top 10 players. Along with four Olympics for the Australian national team (three silver medals and one bronze), she played in three World Championships, helping the Opals win gold in 2006. ' ' '