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British Athlete Robbed at Olympics, Officials Say

The report comes as three American Olympic swimmers planned to meet with Brazilian law enforcement Thursday to discuss a reported robbery targeting 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and his teammates

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    The British Olympic team says an athlete was robbed while returning to their accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.

    In a statement, the British Olympic Association said "we can confirm there has been an incident of theft involving a Team GB athlete returning to their accommodation. All members of our delegation, including the individual concerned, are accounted for, and are safe and well."

    The Guardian newspaper reported late Wednesday that the unnamed athlete was held up at the gunpoint after a night out in Rio. BOA spokesman Scott Field declined to comment on the Guardian's report and did not say whether the incident was reported to police.

    The report comes as three American Olympic swimmers planned to meet with Brazilian law enforcement Thursday to discuss a reported robbery targeting 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and his teammates.

    The action comes amid increasing tension between Brazilian authorities and the American swimmers over the ever-changing account of the robbery. Police say they have found little evidence so far to support the claims, and that the swimmers were unable to provide key details in interviews. The office of Judge Keyla Blanc, who ordered the passports seized, said that there were discrepancies in the statements by the swimmers.