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Gas station from Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers incident now a tourist attraction

Rio gas station

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: Members of the media and others gather at the Shell gas station where four U.S. Olympic swimmers were captured on security video on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were involved in an altercation at the gas station on Sunday, according to published reports. Bentz and Conger were detained by Brazilian authorities last night while attempting to fly out of Brazil. Their claims of being victims of a late-night robbery are being questioned by police. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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The Rio de Janeiro gas station where Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. Olympic male swimmers were at the center of a now-infamous Aug. 14 incident has become a tourist attraction.

A company is offering an eight-hour tour of Rio Olympic-themed sites, from the arena where the Final Five gymnastics team captured gold, to favelas as experienced by Carmelo Anthony and, most notably, a pit stop at Auto Posto Jardim Oceanico da Barra, also known as the Shell station from that early morning incident.

The gas station has received an increase in customers in recent days, plus those coming solely to take selfies, according to Brazil’s Globo.

MORE: Lochte to be summoned to criminal hearing in Rio, NBC News reports