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Posted: September 08, 2016

Lochte suspended 10 months for Rio Olympics incident

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            Lochte suspended 10 months for Rio Olympics incident
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During an Aug. 30, 2016, appearance on ABC's 'Good Morning America,' Lochte wouldn't say whether he'd return to Brazil to face charges of filing a false police report over an incident at a gas station during the Games. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who exaggerated claims of being robbed while competing in the Summer Olympics in Brazil last month, has received a 10-month suspension from competition, and will not be allowed to participate in the 2017 world championship meet.

The United States Olympic Committee and US Swimming announced the joint decision Thursday after terms of the punishment leaked out Wednesday evening on social media.

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Three other swimmers involved in the incident were suspended for four months.

Locthe lost sponsors and received widespread criticsm for his role in the incident at a gas station in Rio. He has been charged by Rio authorities for filing a false robbery report.

>>Lochte apologizes for his behavior

Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report