USA TODAY Report (Unconfirmed): Ryan Lochte Suspended 10 Months; Banned from 2017 World Championships

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According to a report from USA TODAY Sports’ Christine Brennan, USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee will suspend Ryan Lochte for 10 months for his actions early in the morning of August 14 in Rio.

In the report, USA TODAY noted that the suspensions for the other three swimmers at the gas station that night (Jimmy FeigenGunnar Bentz and Jack Conger) will be shorter.

Near the end of the Games, USA Swimming had promised to review the matter in context of the Code of Conduct and the US Olympic Committee said it would look into the situation after returning to the United States.

Lochte’s sponsors including Speedo and Ralph Lauren dropped him shortly after the incident. Since then, he has started on Dancing With The StarsThe 32 year old knew that suspensions were a possibility when he spoke with TMZ and revealed that regardless of the consequences he planned to train for the 2020 Games.

Swimming World reached out to USA Swimming for comment, but representatives from the governing body could not confirm the report. Lochte’s coach, David Marsh, spoke Wednesday night at the ASCA World Clinic in Ft. Lauderdale but had no comment on Lochte’s situation.

3 Comments

3 comments

  1. avatar
    Eryk Wetwater

    They should wait at least until next christmans with such a strong Police like revelations

  2. avatar
    Mary

    RIDICULOUS AND UNFAIR!!!

  3. avatar

    Gives Ryan plenty of time to sober up. 🙂

    This incident could help him personally should he decide to refrain from drinking altogether.

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer. A contributor to Swimming World since 2009, he has covered NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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