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Ryan Lochte Suspended for 10 Months as Punishment for Behaviour at Rio Olympics

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Ryan Lochte just got his punishment for his gas station behaviour at Rio Olympics. United States Olympic Committee (USOCsaid Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, there are additional sanctions but the punishment allows Lochte to continue competing. The punishment was handed down not just by the USOC but by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and USA Swimming as well.

The punishment is harsher than Michael Phelps‘ 6 month suspension for his 2 DUIs. The punishment was debated within the USOC, because Phelps put people’s lives at risk and Lochte arguably didn’t lie about a material fact. But some of the USOC decision makers felt Lochte’s punishment was too severe.

The other 3 swimmers involved in the Rio incident were also suspended, but for less time.  At least one of them got a 4-month suspension.

Source & Photo Credit: TMZ, Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

3 Comments

  1. xplorenollywood.com

    September 8, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Maybe they don’t like him too! Ah well, he can still compete, he’s heading to dancing with the stars, provided he keeps his nose clean, the love from the people will come back and he will back with some endorsements.

  2. Ada Nnewi

    September 8, 2016 at 4:10 am

    If he was a black man he would have been barred for life.

  3. Ezinne Osuagwu

    September 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

    At least it’s better than a redeployment…

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