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Swimmers Lochte and teammates suspended by USOC for Rio behavior

Swimmer Ryan Lochte, 12-time Olympic medalist has been suspended for 10 months by the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming for lying about his behavior at a gas station after a night drinking while attending the Rio Olympics, according to the Washington Post.

It’s also reported that the other three U.S. swimmers with Lochte that night – Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen – have also been suspended. While Conger is being suspended for four months, the suspension time for Bentz and Feigen haven’t been announced yet. The suspensions are expected to be Officially announced tomorrow in a joint statement by the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming.

For Lochte, who has announced his intention to continue his career as a competitive swimmer, his 10-month suspension means he’ll miss the qualifying period for the 2017 world championships. For Conger, however, he’ll not be prevented from swimming in the world qualifying competition.

Locte has announced he’s a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”


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