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Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended for 10 months

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended for 10 months. According to TMZ, Lochte's punishment comes from the U.S. Olympic Committee after his false claim during the Rio Olympics. Lochte gave a false robbery report in Rio, when it was actually exaggerated. There are also additional sanctions as well from the International Olympic Committee and USA Swimming, as well.

This punishment is harsher than Michael Phelps' 6 month suspension for his 2 DUIs. The 3 other swimmers involved in the Rio incident were also suspended, but for less time. At least one of them got a 4 month suspension.

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