Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Suspended 14 Months After Posting A Photo Receiving An Illegal IV Drip

◼️ The American swimmer violated the anti-doping rules by receiving an intravenous infusion.

Swimmer Ryan Lochte was suspended until July 2019 for violating the anti-doping rules when receiving an intravenous infusion.

The US Anti-Doping Agency said Monday that Lochte didn’t inject prohibited substances, but that athletes can’t receive substances intravenously unless it is in a hospitalization or after having obtained a special permit.

Lochte published a photo in which he appears to be receiving an IV in May and that was what led to an investigation and suspension. He was enrolled in four events in the national championship that starts on Wednesday in California.

This is his second suspension since the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was disqualified for ten months for reporting that he and other American swimmers had been assaulted by armed force during the games, which turned out not to be true.

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