Lochte suspended by USA Swimming for 10 months

Author
Rikki Swannell,
Publish Date
Thu, 8 Sep 2016, 12:31PM
Ryan Lochte (Photo / Getty Images)
Ryan Lochte (Photo / Getty Images)

Lochte suspended by USA Swimming for 10 months

Author
Rikki Swannell,
Publish Date
Thu, 8 Sep 2016, 12:31PM

Ryan Lochte's Rio romp will cost him dearly.

He has been suspended by USA Swimming for 10 months for his highly publicised late night incident at a petrol station during the Olympics.

Lochte and three team-mates claimed they were robbed at gunpoint, only to later admit he'd lied about elements of the story.

USA Today reports the three other swimmers will be given shorter bans.

The ban means Lochte will miss next year's world championships.

He would be 35 by the time the 2019 worlds come around.