Ryan Lochte is an Olympic Swimmer hailing from America, who recently got a 14-month ban from the Anti-Doping agency for infusing an unlawful substance inside his body.
Well, the truth is Ryan was not consuming any banned product but was taking IV injections without any proper hospitalization or an exemption.
As per the rules, you can take some medical doses within the decided limit, along with an approved Exemption. But unfortunately, Ryan broke both these laws and ended up with a 14-months ban on July 2018.
Ryan Lochte gets a 14-month ban from Olympic Games
During the month of May, Ryan posted an image on his Instagram account where he was seen taking the IV injections. The USADA (U.S Anti-Doping Agency) took note of the photo and started the investigation behind it. Later it was revealed that Ryan took IV injections without any prior exemption and that too higher than the permissible amount.
It was this one photo which led to the investigation and ruined his career.
On asking about the ban, Ryan says that he was devastated by the news. But the player was all supportive of all the examination processes.
There was a news conference held, where Ryan shares what he was going through with the ban. He said,
“Even though I was not taking anything prohibited inside my body, I have violated the rule. I am hopeful that other athletes learn from my mistake, and be aware of the rules of the game. I will still keep practicing and wait for the opportunity to represent the USA again. I want nothing more than earn the privilege to serve my country in the 5th Olympics, 2020.”
Each drug case differs a lot from each other, and many highest paid track and field athletes, tested positive have gone through really bad consequences.
Why do players take drugs?
Well, drugs are just not taken for the purpose of getting strong. To some extent, yes of course drugs are taken to move faster and give high performance.
But mainly they are taken to fool the body from taking rest so that the player can put in more exertion during the training. This allows the player to put in double intensity than normal and simply increase their chances of winning.