Ryan Lochte's sister apologises for 'racist' video

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The sister of five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte issues an apology for a "comedy skit" video in which see uses racial slurs against Asians.

The sister of five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte has apologised for a video that has gone viral in which she uses racial slurs against Asians.

Footage shot in 2008 features Megan Jean Lochte Torrini appearing on a late-night talk show and discussing her experiences of attending the Olympic Games in Beijing.

"China was chinked out," Megan said on the show Closing Time. "It was totally Chinese. There were chinks everywhere."

"You know how they stereotypically want to take pictures? They take pictures of everything."

Megan then went on to say that the Chinese "drive like ninjas".

"I would like to apologize for the video that is circulating on the Internet from 2008," Megan said in a statement.

"During that time, I played a character on a television comedy show called 'Closing Time TV,' which was a show with different comedy skits, fake news skits, staged interviews, etc.

"The video in question reflects a skit from the show in which I acted as an ignorant guest on a talk show that made ignorant comments."

Lochte won two gold, two silver and one bronze medal at this summer's London Games.

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