Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 14 months for his use of a prohibited intravenous infusion, Reuters reported Monday.

U.S. Swimming officials said Lochte posted an image on social media that showed himself receiving an infusion of “permitted substances.” Further investigation revealed that the infusion exceeded permissible levels.