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Young US Swimmers Grew Into Olympians During Shutdown

Women's squad bound for Tokyo includes 10 teenagers

(Newser) - No one knew what the makeup of the US Olympic swim team would look like on the other side of the pandemic. The answer became clear over the weekend at the trials in Omaha. It's young: 10 members of the women's team are teenagers, replacing veterans of past...

Lawyer: Ryan Lochte Finally Getting Help for Longtime Issue

Olympic swimmer will seek treatment for 'destructive' alcohol addiction

(Newser) - A hotel altercation this week has forced an Olympic champion to seek treatment for a longtime problem. TMZ Sports reports swimmer Ryan Lochte found himself in trouble Thursday after he tried to bust through his own hotel room door in the middle of the night in Newport Beach, Calif. He...

Ryan Lochte Hit With 'Extremely Rare' Suspension

US Anti-Doping Agency prohibits IV injections that exceed 100 milliliters

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the US Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended—again. The longtime US swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in the national championships that start...

Brazil Lets Ryan Lochte Off the Hook

Criminal case dismissed against swimmer over false robbery report at Rio Olympics

(Newser) - A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against US swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The court confirmed in a statement this week that it tossed out the case after determining that Lochte's...

Lochte: I May Have Been 'Most Hated Person in the World'

But swimmer clarifies he never considered suicide after scandal at Rio Olympics

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte spent most of last August on an apology tour for his "immature behavior" at the Rio Olympics, which saw the swimmer jump from pool water into hot water for his role in an incident at a local gas station—an event he originally "over-exaggerated" as an...

Baby Will Make 3 for Ryan Lochte, Fiancee

Swimmer, Playboy model announce pregnancy on Instagram

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte has jumped in the pool to announce that he and fiancee Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby, the AP reports. The Olympic swimmer and the former Playboy model shared pictures on Instagram of Lochte underwater, kissing Reid's tiny baby bump. Lochte says his "Christmas gift...

Ryan Lochte Engaged to Playboy Model

Swimmer has been dating Kayla Rae Reid since March

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte is in the headlines for a decidedly more pleasant reason than his Rio debacle and ensuing Dancing With the Stars debacle . The swimmer proposed to Kayla Rae Reid in Malibu on Sunday, and she apparently said yes. He shared a photo on Instagram of the two of them...

Protesters Rush Stage During Lochte's DWTS Debut

Swimmer says he is 'a little hurt'

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte says he feels "a little hurt" after two men were arrested for allegedly rushing the stage following his performance on Dancing With the Stars. The two men, wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts, were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez says. They reportedly...

Ryan Lochte to Be Slapped With 10-Month Suspension
Lochte in Line
for Long Suspension

Lochte in Line for Long Suspension

IOC, USA Swimming will ban him for 10 months

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension for his behavior in Rio, sources tell USA Today , CNN , and other outlets. The punishment handed down by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and USA Swimming also includes a ban from 2017's world championship meet in...

Presidential Candidate to DWTS: Rick Perry

Former Texas governor to join Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte on 'DWTS'

(Newser) - Rick Perry will join the next season of Dancing With the Stars, joining Ryan Lochte (probably not doing the Brazilian bossa nova), Amber Rose (doing dance moves that epitomize whatever she's famous for doing), and other celebrities for the ABC show's 23rd season, ABC News reports. Perry, who...

Rio Police Have Finally Charged Ryan Lochte With a Crime

Charges for filing a false robbery report were filed Thursday

(Newser) - Brazilian police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the AP reports. A police statement Thursday says Lochte will be informed in the US so he can decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil....

Michael Moore Issues Rousing Defense of Lochte
Michael Moore Issues
Rousing Defense of Lochte

Michael Moore Issues Rousing Defense of Lochte

Get the facts straight before judging, he writes

(Newser) - Is there anyone getting more universally vilified than Ryan Lochte these days? Like so . The swimmer, however, finally has a high-profile name in his corner in Michael Moore. In a scathing Facebook post , Moore ridicules what he sees as the hypocritical and way-out-of-line treatment Lochte. "How dare you say...

Ryan Lochte’s Next Move? Hint: It Involves Dancing Shoes

Disgraced swimmer set to join Dancing With the Stars, source says

(Newser) - Can Ryan Lochte dance his way to redemption? The disgraced swimmer is set to join the celebrity cast for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, a source tells People . Though the ABC show wouldn’t confirm the report, an “insider” says “Ryan has wanted to be...

Lochte Loses Speedo Deal
Lochte Loses Speedo Deal

Lochte Loses Speedo Deal

Company ditches swimmer after Rio mess, Ralph Lauren follows suit

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte's Rio exaggeration is now resulting in more than just negative press: Speedo USA has dumped him, reports ABC News . "We cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for," says the company. "We appreciate his many achievements and...

Ryan Lochte: Sorry for 'My Immature Behavior'

Swimmer admits he 'over-exaggerated' his telling of the story

(Newser) - If backpedaling were an Olympic sport, Ryan Lochte might have a 13th medal to add to his pile. Furthering the apology tour by the four American swimmers in Lochte's fantasy robbery at the Rio Games, Lochte tells NBC News that as for the version of events he spun last...

Another Swimmer Apologizes, Gives His Own Account

Gunnar Bentz says Ryan Lochte confronted security guards

(Newser) - One of the other swimmers caught up in the Ryan Lochte Rio mess has apologized for the controversy, while suggesting that Lochte made things worse during the incident by being hot-headed. “Without question, I am taking away a valuable life lesson from this situation,” wrote Gunnar Bentz, per...

Can Justin Bieber's PR Guy Save Ryan Lochte's Image?

Matthew Hiltzik has worked with a string of high-profile clients

(Newser) - As Ryan Lochte quickly moved from brave robbery victim to possible gas-station vandalizer , he's "taken a beating" in the press, so "it's no surprise" the Olympic swimmer has hired someone to help with his image, according to the Hollywood Reporter . That someone is Matthew Hiltzik, a...

Lochte on Twitter: I'm Sorry for Not Being 'Candid'

Swimmer says he should've handled himself better after 'traumatic' experience

(Newser) - Is Ryan Lochte trying to wrest back control of Lochte-Gate ? USA Today points out the US swimmer posted a lengthy mea culpa—though TMZ labels it nothing more than a doubling down—on social media Friday morning. In it, he says he's sorry to "my teammates, my...

Ryan Lochte 'Dumbest Bell That Ever Rang'

Ryan Lochte
'Dumbest Bell
That Ever

Ryan Lochte 'Dumbest Bell That Ever Rang'

'WaPo' columnist calls out swimmer for 'obliviousness'

(Newser) - IOC spokesman Mario Andrada may think what went down in Rio with Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers was just boys being boys , but Sally Jenkins has an entirely different take on Lochte's reported exploits. In a scathing opinion piece for the Washington Post , Jenkins writes that the...

After 'Robbery' Debacle, Feigen Pays $11K to Go Home

Swimmer will make donation to unspecified charity

(Newser) - American swimmer Jimmy Feigen finally gets to go home, but it will cost him about $11,000. He will donate roughly that amount to an unspecified charity and get his passport back under a deal struck with Brazilian authorities, reports NBC News . "And with that the case is resolved,...

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