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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte prepares before a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics, part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month's games. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced the penalties Thursday. Sept. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months following the Rio scandal


The United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced Thursday morning that U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte is being punished for his conduct while in Brazil for this summer's Olympic Games. For participating in an altercation at a gas station, and then lying about what happened when asked, Lochte has been banned from domestic and international swimming competitions for 10 months. 

Lochte will not be able to compete in the 2017 World Championships and will have to give up all medal funding he received for winning the men's 4x200 freestyle relay.

The suspension comes after a number of high profile brands, including Ralph Lauren, Airweave, Speedo, and Gentle Hair Removal, pulled sponsorship deals with the swimmer turned reality TV star. 

The three other swimmers accompanying Lochte during the altercation in Brazil have all been handed four-month suspensions from domestic and international swimming competitions. 

Mindy Kaling wonders how one of her most famous characters would react to the news.

ESPN Reporter Darren Rovell did some astonishing math. 

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