Ban Ryan Lochte from future Olympics

Petition Closed

Ban Ryan Lochte from future Olympics

This petition had 574 supporters
Najee Ali started this petition to U.S. Olympic Committee

Ryan Lochte, an Olympic gold medal winner, is making headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Instead of returning home Olympic champions, Lochte and three teammates decided to lie about being robbed at gunpoint. The truth would bring international disgrace and shame to the United States.

Ryan Lochte claimed he and his three teammates were pulled out of a cab and robbed at gunpoint. Surveillance video would show this to be untrue. Instead, it showed the intoxicated swimmers damaging and urinating on a sign.

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun is weighing what the punishment should be. All of Lochte’s commercial sponsors, including Ralph Lauren and Speedo, have dropped him. The next step is for the USOC to ban him from future competitions -- a move that Lochte said would hurt the most. It will send the message that we expect members of Team USA to not just have excellent athletic talent, but also be ambassadors of strong character.

Petition Closed

This petition had 574 supporters

Share this petition