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Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge stemming from Rio Olympics incident


Initially, Lochte was ruled to have broken the law by means of a 2-1 vote in the Brazilian court, but on Thursday, the decision was reversed by a new 2-1 count.

Lochte claimed he and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in the early hours of August 14 2016, shortly after the swimming events concluded.

An appellate court in Brazil has dismissed a case, however, ruling that Lochte did not break the law.

He has won every set he's played in this year's tournament and while he did not dominate the semifinal, he was never in much trouble.

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"We are pleased that the Court has finally dismissed the criminal prosecution against Mr. Lochte, while also acknowledging that he committed no crime while in Brazil".

Lochte was charged for exaggerating the details of an encounter with alleged thieves after he and three teammates had stopped at a gas station to use the restroom after a night of partying following the conclusion of the swimming competition at the Rio Games.

But Cilic seemed distracted by a delay of a couple of minutes after his first-serve fault at 6-6, when a female spectator who appeared to feel ill was helped from her seat and out of the stands.

USA Today reported that prosecutors have 15 days to challenge the ruling.

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It was as if getting out of that jam freed up Muguruza - and failing to capitalize on the opportunity deflated Williams. "It has been a long year, but in the end, justice prevailed", Ryan's lawyer Jeff Ostrow said in a statement.

Lochte was effectively barred from this month's World Aquatics Championships in Budapest as he was still suspended when the US Trials took place.

Lochte lost multiple sponsors stemming from the incident and became a national punch line, but has continued to train in the pool and is eyeing another return to the Olympics in 2020 for the Tokyo Summer Games. That was evident throughout Friday, from the cries of "Go, Roger!" to the roars of approval and thunderous applause that greeted some of his best efforts on a day when he was not necessarily at his vintage, wondrous best.

Lochte, 32, is the father of a one-month-old boy with fiance Kayla Rae Reid.

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