- Brazilian authorities say U.S. swimmers' accounts of reported robbery conflict
- Amy Bass: It's a shame that the antics of Lochte and company have pulled so much attention away from other athletes
Amy Bass, a professor of history at the College of New Rochelle, has written widely on the cultural history of sports, including the book "Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete." As the supervisor of NBC's Olympic Research Room, she is a veteran of eight Olympics, with an Emmy win in 2012. Follow her on Twitter @bassab1. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)While Brazilian police were yanking two American swimmers off their flight home on Wednesday night, over at the track, three American women were doing something unprecedented: they swept the 100m hurdles.