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  • 13 Aug
    Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next years world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last months Olympics.The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced the penalties Thursday. Lochte is banned through the end of June. That means he wont be able to qualify for Julys world championships, which normally dont draw top fields in the year after the Olympics.As we have said previously, the behavior of these athletes was not acceptable. It unfairly maligned our hosts and diverted attention away from the historic achievements of Team USA, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said. Each of the athletes has accepted responsibility for his actions and accepted the appropriate sanctions.Lochte will also get no monthly funding from either the USOC or USA Swimming. He cant access USOC training centers, must perform 20 hours of community service and will miss Team USAs post-Olympics trip to the White House.Lochtes attorney, Jeff Ostrow, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.Agreeing to four-month suspensions were Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen, who were with Lochte at the gas station. Those sanctions, which end Dec. 31, also strip funding and training access and preclude them from the White House visit.Bentz, 20, will also serve 10 hours of community service for violating a curfew rule for athletes under 21. He released a statement on Twitter saying hed learned his lesson and was anxious to move on.The USOC gives a $25,000 bonus to Olympic gold-medal winners, and USA Swimming has awarded a $75,000 gold-medal bonus at past Olympics.But that money pales in comparison to what Lochte lost last month when key sponsors , including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, abandoned the 32-year-old in the wake of his actions at the gas station, then his rapidly changing accounts of what really happened. Estimates have put the financial hit for those losses at around $1 million.Swimmings international federation, FINA, called the sanctions proportionate, adequate and sufficient, and said it had no plans to augment them. The International Olympic Committee has referred the case to its ethics commission, which is still reviewing the case.While the near-10-month suspension is four months longer than what Michael Phelps received in 2014 for his second DUI, anything short of a ban from the next Olympics -- never a realistic option -- isnt enough to truly derail Lochtes career, either in or out of the pool.Despite his embarrassment, Lochte has maintained a high profile, posting regularly on social media and accepting a spot on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.Last month, Brazilian police charged Lochte with filing a false robbery report, but he is unlikely to return to Brazil to defend himself.Lochtes gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay was one of 121 overall medals the United States won at the Olympics, yet his actions at the gas station, combined with his shifting stories and the resulting investigation, overshadowed a large portion of the second half of the Rio Games.When Code of Conduct infractions occur, its our responsibility to take action that reflects the seriousness of what happened, USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus said. 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