July 23, 2018 / 4:28 PM / 3 months ago

Swimming-American Lochte banned 14 months for anti-doping violation

July 23 (Reuters) - Six-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte has accepted a 14-month suspension for his use of a prohibited intravenous infusion, U.S. Swimming said on Monday.

It said in a statement that Lochte had posted an image on social media showing himself receiving an infusion of permitted substances and that a subsequent investigation revealed this exceeded permissible levels.

The 33-year-old swimmer's period of ineligibility began on May 24, the date of the infusion. (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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