#LochteGate Continues: USOC May Take Further Action
|Kicking a man while he's down...|
Just when you thought #LochteGate was finished. It turns out the US Olympic Committee is looking at taking further action against everyone's least favorite swimmer:
US Olympic Committee warns of 'further action' in Ryan Lochte scandalWhatever celebration the U.S. Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on the competition front will likely be short-lived.
USOC CEO Scott Blackmun promised Sunday that "further action" will be coming, perhaps soon, against 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. swimming teammates after the story of an armed robbery following a night of partying unraveled and led to Lochte acknowledging he embellished the tale.
Blackmun stopped short of suggesting what any discipline might be, including whether Lochte should ever be allowed to swim for his country again.
"We all understand that they let down our athletes. They let down Americans," Blackmun said. "And they really let down our hosts in Rio who did such a wonderful job, and we feel very badly about that. I think we ended up in the right place in terms of being able to shine a light on what really happened there."
Blackmun said he did not think that the story involving Lochte and the three teammates -- all were gold medalists in Rio as part of U.S. swimming relay teams -- should be the lasting image of a games where Americans dominated the medal count. Add up all those golds, silvers and bronzes, and no U.S. team ever won more at a fully attended Olympics.
One American lies and ends his career. Another American lies and she's allowed to run for president.