Thursday, September 8

Ryan Lochte suspended for 10 months by IOC over Rio robbery claims

Oh mine! it keeps getting worse.. Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months after he falsified claims of being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics. The Team USA swimmer was handed the suspension on Wednesday by the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, and USA Swimming, TMZ reports.

Lochte will also be banned from the 2017 world championship meet, which will be held in Budapest next July. There are additional conditions attached to the suspension, though these are currently unknown.

Sources also confirmed that Lochte's suspension will be longer than that handed out to teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen, though their punishments have not been revealed yet.

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