IOC decides against further punishment for Ryan Lochte
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ryan Lochte will not receive separate punishment from the International Olympic Committee for lying about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Games.
The IOC says it is "adequate" that United States team officials have already banned the swimmer for 10 months and required him to forfeit $100,000 in bonuses. Lochte will miss the 2017 world championships.
The Olympic body says its disciplinary panel decided "no additional penalty was needed on its part."
San Antonio Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen has agreed to a four-month suspension for his actions in last month’s drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month’s Summer Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced Thursday.
Lochte mum on Rio return, offers to repay S.A.’s Feigen
NEW YORK — Ryan Lochte isn’t saying whether he’ll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics.
Lochte tells ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” his legal team is dealing with the situation, adding “we’re just trying to get this over with.”
Lochte case struck nerve with Brazilians
The roller-coaster news story involving Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. Olympic swimmers and their now discredited claims of an armed robbery by police made headlines across the United States —including in San Antonio, hometown of one of the swimmers, Jimmy Feigen.
S.A. swimmer Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio
NEW YORK — U.S. swimmer and San Antonio native Jimmy Feigen apologized for the “serious distraction” he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.
“I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall,” Feigen said in a statement Tuesday on the website of his lawyer in Austin.
How Ryan Lochte embarrasses America
In 1958, a novel by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick — “The Ugly American” — became a best-selling sensation. Though the title referred to a well-meaning American engineer doing good deeds in Asia, the phrase “ugly American” has since come to be shorthand for the sort of boors who go to foreign nations, act knavishly and promote awful stereo- types about Americans.
Brazil court tells U.S. swimmers Lochte, Feigen to stay put
RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian judge ordered Wednesday that the passports of American swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen be seized, confining them to the country as authorities investigate their claim they were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
It was not immediately clear whether the swimmers were still in Brazil.
The office of Judge Keyla Blank confirmed the order Wednesday in a statement.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Jimmy Feigen was the first American swimmer in the water Sunday in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.
The former Churchill High School swimmer and Texas Longhorn was tabbed to lead off, and he helped Team USA to a strong start at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
The Americans finished first in their heat with a time of 3 minutes, 12.38 seconds, second overall behind Russia among qualifiers for the finals Sunday night.