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Olympics 2016: American swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended ten months

He had invented an incredible aggression history during the Rio Olympics in August . US swimmer Ryan Lochte was given a ten-month suspension, announced Thursday, September 8 the US Olympic Committee (USOC) and the American Federation of swimming. The suspension, which will end June 30, 2017, deprives Lochte championships of the United States in 2017 and in fact Championships 2017 World Budapest.

As part of this sanction, Lochte n ‘ will “more access to the infrastructure of the US Olympic Committee and grants the USOC” , the statement said. He can not claim to “to its earnings premiums for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio” and “can not be part of the delegation that will travel to the White House” , when, as is the tradition, the US president receives Olympic medalists. He will finally realize twenty hours of community service, entered the USOC and USA Swimming.

omissions and exaggerations

The other three swimmers involved in this case were, themselves, suspended for four months. “As we have said before, the behavior of these athletes was unacceptable. It has damaged the reputation of our guests and diverted attention historical performance of the team of US” , regretted the boss of the USOC, Scott Blackmun.

Lochte and his teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen, all gold medalists in Rio, had claimed to have been leveled by false police on August 14 at dawn, while returning by taxi to the Olympic Village. They were filmed in a service station where they are accused of urinating on walls and vandalized the bathroom, before quarreling with the vigil. Lochte was charged with “false denunciation of a crime.” In an interview with NBC Saturday, he acknowledged that he “omitted some things” and “exaggerated parts of history” .

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