Laid-back Lochte unfazed in and out of pool

By BETH HARRIS Ryan Lochte has been building toward the London Games since he walked away from Beijing dissatisfied four years ago. His results — two gold medals, two bronze, a couple of world records and the first individual title of his Olympic career — would be more than enough for most swimmers. Not for […]


  By Mike Watkins//Correspondent With football season a couple of months away, I stopped by my favorite newsstand last night to check out the latest football rankings and start thinking about who I might select next month in my brother’s fantasy football draft. As I reached for a magazine, I couldn’t help but notice out […]

Olympians Raisman and Lochte play fashion game quite well

  Leotards and jammers are a (stretchy, body hugging) way of life for gymnast Aly Raisman, 18, and swimmer Ryan Lochte, 27. But when they’re not balancing on 4-inch wide beams, or flying down a lanes, they’re flipping for fashion. USA TODAY asks the Ralph Lauren models a few fashion forward questions. Ryan Lochte You’re […]

Ryan Lochte Interview –

1.) What advice do you have for a aspiring swimmer? Just to have fun because that’s what life is all about.   2.) Who were your heroes growing up? I always looked up to Michael Jordan and my dad.   3.) What is your career highlight so far? I would say in 2008 when I […]

Lochte unfazed by challenge of tackling Phelps

(Reuters) – Ryan Lochte is either a man on a mission or a masochist. The London Olympics will decide which of those is right. The American is undoubtedly one of the world’s fastest and most versatile swimmers and perhaps the most ambitious. Not only will he compete in four energy-draining individual events in London, he […]

Is Ryan Lochte the new face of U.S. swimming?

Move over, Michael Phelps, here comes Ryan Lochte By John Henderson The Denver Post OMAHA — The four young buxom women in the short shorts stood in the CenturyLink Center on Friday morning holding up big letters that spelled “JEAH.” For those not conversant in Lochtese, that is Ryan Lochte’s catch-all phrase. Loosely translated, it […]

Ryan Lochte shows off some awesome shoes at trials

Ryan Lochte had his hands full this past week at the Olympic trials (mostly thanks to some guy named Michael Phelps), but he still had time to pick out some pretty sweet kicks to show off. He started the week with this flashy pair (see photo below ). Yes, those are wings. And yes that […]

The Showdowns and Showtime Continue

OMAHA — Outside the CenturyLink Center on Saturday, a scalper was selling tickets to the fifth day of the United States Olympic swimming trials. It was 8:15 a.m. This is how Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are changing the sport: one sellout at a time. Phelps and Lochte put on a show for the crowd, […]