IOC denies Lochte robbery claims

Lochte, reportedly had his wallet taken by armed robbers after being invited to a party by Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira.

Ryan Lochte - cropped

American swimmer Ryan Lochte, won gold in the men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay on Tuesday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has denied claims American swimmer Ryan Lochte was held up at gunpoint in Rio.

Lochte, who won gold in the men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay on Tuesday, reportedly had his wallet taken by armed robbers after being invited to a party by Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira.

Quotes has also been attributed to Lochte's mother claiming she had been in contact with her son after the alleged incident.

However, IOC spokesperson Mark Adams has categorically denied the robbery took place.