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  1. Ryan Lochte’s injured knee ‘hurt’ after Orlando Grand Prix

    Mar 2, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Eleven-time Olympic medalist still rehabbing, eyes next Grand Prix event.

  2. Update: Ryan Lochte entered in swim meet but will not compete

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte is on USA Swimming psych sheets for this weekend’s Grand Prix event in Austin, Texas, which made him eligible to compete for the first time since tearing an MCL in a run-in with a fan on Nov. 2. But he will not race, according to multiple swim news outlets. Lochte’s first races back will…

  3. Ryan Lochte returns to pool, talks about fan incident

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte is swimming again, a little over one month after tearing an MCL and spraining an ACL when he said a fan ran into him. He plans to be “back in full swing” after Christmas, according to NBC Charlotte. A November report said he would resume training in February. “I feel like a little kid…

  4. Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte win top awards at Golden Goggles

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

    Katie Ledecky

    Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte reigned at the Golden Goggles much like they dominated their competition this past year. Ledecky and Lochte swept Athlete of the Year and Race of the Year at USA Swimming’s 10th annual awards hosted by Kevin Nealon in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Ledecky, 16, won four gold medals and broke two world records…

  5. Ryan Lochte won’t have surgery, will resume training in February

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte’s MCL tear was not severe enough to require surgery, his dad told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The 11-time Olympic medalist tore his left MCL and sprained his ACL after a teenage girl ran to him, he caught her and they both fell. His knee hit a curb, according to Lochte’s publicist. Instead of surgery,…

  6. Ryan Lochte ‘needs to plan on staying out of the pool until January,’ his dad says

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte is getting a second opinion from a doctor about his knee injuries, but his dad said MCL surgery is likely. “He just needs to plan on staying out of the pool until January,” Steve Lochte told the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal on Wednesday. Lochte tore his left MCL and sprained his ACL after a teenage girl fan ran…

  7. Ryan Lochte may not need surgery for knee injuries

    Nov 6, 2013, 7:37 AM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte suffered a torn MCL and a sprained ACL after a fan ran into him, but he may recover without surgery. “It’s too soon to know how long he’ll be out,” his sister, Kristin Lochte-Keeler, told Lochte’s hometown newspaper, the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal. “He’s going for a second opinion. At this point, they’re saying…

  8. Ryan Lochte tears MCL in fan encounter

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    A run-in with a fan in Florida left Ryan Lochte with serious knee injuries. The 11-time Olympic medalist tore an MCL and sprained an ACL after a teenage girl ran at him, he caught her and they both toppled over Sunday, according to USA Today. Lochte hit his knee on a curb. A Lochte representative…

  9. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky lead U.S. swimming roster for Duel in the Pool

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

    Katie Ledecky

    This year’s Duel in the Pool may finally live up to its title. The U.S. has won all five duels handily, including a 181.5-80.5 whipping of a European all-star team at the last edition in 2011 in Atlanta. The rosters for the 2013 edition were announced Thursday for the U.S.-Europe meet in Glasgow, Scotland, Dec.…

  10. Ryan Lochte swims in Charlotte (video)

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte seems to be enjoying everything about his new training site, except the weather. NBC Charlotte spent some time with Lochte, who recently moved from Gainesville, Fla., to North Carolina to begin training for the Rio 2016 Olympics with SwimMAC, under coach David Marsh and with friend Cullen Jones. The Charlotte Observer reported Lochte will train in Charlotte through the…

  11. Ryan Lochte swims with Diana Nyad

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Diana Nyad, Ryan Lochte

    NEW YORK – Diana Nyad swam a leisurely 80 yards in a lane next to the world’s greatest swimmer and felt compelled to stop during 48 continuous hours in a pool. “How cool is this?” Nyad, in a pink cap, black suit and gray goggles, said to a couple hundred people outside the world’s largest Macy’s at…

  12. Report: Ryan Lochte likely to train in Charlotte

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    It looks like Ryan Lochte has finally decided on his next training location. Lochte, 29 and an 11-time Olympic medalist, is “likely to move to Charlotte to train for the 2016 Olympics” in a planned move from Gainesville, Fla., that could happen “in a matter of days,” according to sources cited by the Charlotte Observer. Several Olympic…

  13. Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky lead Golden Goggle nominees

    Oct 1, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

    Missy Franklin

    The 10th Golden Goggle Awards, honoring the year’s best in USA Swimming, will of course be the first without Michael Phelps on the ballot. In his place, new American stars Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky as well as former rival Ryan Lochte scattered the eight-award ballot announced Tuesday. Phelps, who retired after the London Olympics, had been nominated for at least one…

  14. ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’ will not return for second season

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” is done after one season. The 11-time Olympic medalist’s show on E! will not be picked up for another go-round, as first reported by, though an E! representative declined comment. The show’s ratings dropped as the season went on, though Lochte was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for…

  15. Ryan Lochte visits Augusta, girls go wild: ‘He’s like 1,000 times cuter in person’

    Aug 27, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Highlights from Ryan Lochte‘s meet and greet in Augusta, Ga., on Saturday included a cute (or disturbing) fan poster, giggling girls and, of course, another question about Michael Phelps‘ retirement. Lochte visited a pool house at Augusta Swim Supply for an autograph session. Teenage girls began lining up at least three hours before his appearance, according to the…

  16. Galen Rupp has been drug tested 19 times this year; more USADA numbers

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Galen Rupp

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has updated its athlete drug-testing history statistics with all in- and out-of-competition tests under its program from the second quarter of 2013. Galen Rupp has been tested more than any other U.S. athlete this year, according to the statistics. The distance runner was tested 19 times in six months, four more than…

  17. Ryan Lochte plays, ‘Did I tweet that,’ answers impossibly random questions on ‘The Crossover’ (video)

    Aug 20, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    How well does Ryan Lochte know his own Twitter? Michelle Beadle tested the 11-time Olympic medalist on “The Crossover” on Tuesday. Beadle read one tweet at a time, asking Lochte if it was him, Michael Phelps or Jose Canseco who had tweeted each out. Watch the video above to see how Lochte fared. Other highlights from the show: Lochte on Phelps: “I like…

  18. Check out Ryan Lochte’s birthday cake in Las Vegas

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte couldn’t fully celebrate his 29th birthday on Aug. 3, what with the 100-meter butterfly final to swim at the World Championships, but he made sure to party belatedly since returning to the U.S. First, he made appearances in Connecticut. But it really got going this week in Las Vegas, where Lochte a) challenged Shaquille…

  19. Missy Franklin wins record-breaking sixth gold medal; U.S. men DQ’d in medley relay at world championships

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Missy Franklin

    Missy Franklin ended the world swimming championships with a history-making title, while Ryan Lochte was left with a familiar feeling of disappointment in Barcelona on Sunday. Franklin led off the U.S. women’s 4×100-meter medley relay in her signature stroke, the backstroke, giving the Americans a lead they would only build on. Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano took their turns on the…

  20. Franklin, Lochte set to wrap up world swimming championships; Sunday preview

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:21 AM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Missy Franklin swims for a history-making gold No. 6 and Ryan Lochte eyes gold No. 4 on the final night of the world swimming championships Sunday (NBC, 4-6 p.m. ET). Franklin is expected to lead off the U.S. women’s 4×100 medley relay in the backstroke (though she could swim the anchor freestyle, as well). The U.S. is favored…

  21. Missy Franklin wins fifth gold, Katie Ledecky wins fourth gold at world swimming championships

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Missy Franklin

    The next to last day of the world swimming championships belonged to a pair of U.S. female teenagers. Missy Franklin, 18, cruised to victory in her signature event, the 200-meter backstroke, in 2 minutes, 4.76 seconds. It marked her fifth gold of the meet, matching the record for most golds by a woman at a…

  22. Lochte, Franklin, Ledecky seek more gold at swim worlds; Saturday preview

    Aug 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

    Katie Ledecky

    There are two full days of competition left at the world swimming championships, but Saturday (NBC 1-3 p.m. ET) marks the final individual swims for Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky. They’ve won a combined 11 medals, 10 of them gold, this week in Barcelona. If they were one country, they would rank second in the medal…

  23. Ryan Lochte leads U.S. 4×200 freestyle relay team to gold at world swimming championships (video)

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Spain Swimming Worlds

    The U.S. used three of its four swimmers from the 2012 Olympic final — Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Conor Dwyer. Charlie Houchin, who swam in the prelims in London, replaced Michael Phelps.The Americans were a solid but not overwhelming favorite. Russia (Danila Izotov) led France (Yannick Agnel) by three tenths and the U.S. (Dwyer) by six tenths after the first leg, each…

  24. Ryan Lochte wins 200 backstroke at world swimming championships (video)

    Aug 2, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Fourteen

    Ryan Lochte had a slight lead at the 50, opened it up to a half-second at the 100 and the 150 and held on for his second straight world title in the 200 back and his second straight gold in Barcelona. Radoslaw Kawecki was a surprise medalist, snatching silver with a European record. Bronze medalist…

  25. Ryan Lochte wins 2 golds on 3-swim night; Missy Franklin just misses medal at world swimming championships Friday

    Aug 2, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte took on a task Michael Phelps never attempted and completed it spectacularly at the world swimming championships in Barcelona on Friday night. Lochte swam three events — the 200-meter backstroke final, the 100 butterfly semifinals and the 4×200 freestyle relay final — and finished first in every race. Neither Lochte nor Phelps had ever attempted a…

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