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U.S. Swimming Announces Ryan Lochte Has Been Suspended

Ryan Lochte wearing headphones.

Ryan Lochte hasn't been in the news cycle for quite a while, but the notable Summer Olympics standout swimmer is making headlines this afternoon - and not for a good reason.

U.S. Swimming announced on Twitter this afternoon that Lochte, 33, has been suspended for a year for a doping violation.

Lochte posted a picture on social media of himself getting an IV in May. This image prompted an investigation by U.S. Swimming.

From the Associated Press:

U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance. But under anti-doping rules, athletes typically cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or through an exemption.

Lochte posted a photo of himself getting the IV in May and that image prompted the investigation. He was entered in four events at the national championships that start Wednesday in California.

It's his second suspension since the Rio Olympics. He was banned for 10 months after claiming he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint at those 2016 Games, a tale that quickly unraveled.

Ryan Lochte would get suspended for an Instagram photo.