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Hope Solo Suspended For Calling Swedish Soccer Team 'A Bunch Of Cowards' After Olympics Loss!

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US Soccer isn't messing around when it comes to Hope Solo's unsportsmanlike conduct.

During the 2016 Olympics, the US Women's team lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals, when the 1-1 game went to penalty kicks.

Related: Details On Ryan Lochte's Remorseful New Interview!

After the Team USA's upset, the team's keeper called the Swedish sports stars "a bunch of cowards," and completely bashed their gameplay.

But now, it looks like the scandalized goalie is facing the consequences of her hurtful words.

On Wednesday, US Soccer announced they will be suspending the 35-year-old for six months — effective immediately — because her controversial comments were "counter to the organization's principles."

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in a statement:

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Ryan Lochte In Talks To Join Dancing With The Stars — Looking To Fix His Image After Rio Robbery Lie??

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Dancing with the Scoundrels???

Ryan Lochte may have won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but that impressive feat was completely overshadowed by the fact that he was caught lying about a robbery that never actually took place while he was in Rio de Janeiro.

Luckily for the swimmer, America is a pretty forgiving nation… as long as you have a platform like Dancing with the Stars to help fix your image, of course!

Related: Ryan Lochte Just Lose All Of His Major Endorsement Deals!

That's right — according to multiple sources close to the reality TV show, Ryan is in final talks to be competing for the Mirrorball Trophy this September in an effort to make amends for his international embarrassment!

However, the 32-year-old athlete may be the only gold medalist dancing this year… Simone Biles has already been rumored to be part of the DWTS cast, though her work schedule likely won't permit the grueling rehearsal process.

Other possible contestants include Amber Rose, JoJo Fletcher, and Jake T. Austin… but we'll know the official line-up of 13 dancers when Good Morning America reveals the cast on Tuesday, August 30!

Do u think Ryan can clean up his act when DWTS premieres Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC??

[Image via Ryan Lochte/Instagram.]

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Ryan Lochte Insists He Has 'A Big Heart' In Remorseful New Interview — As Swimmer James Feigen Finally Issues An Apology!

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Ryan Lochte is making another lap of apologies.

The Olympic swimmer feels like he "let down a lot of people" after claiming he and four teammates were robbed at gunpoint at a gas station in Rio, then leaving his teammates behind in Brazil to be questioned while he skedaddled back to the states.

Related: How Does Lochte's Scandal Compare To Michael Phelps' DUI?

In a new interview with People, the athlete says that his actions have been on his mind lately because he has such "a big heart," explaining:

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Is Ryan Lochte's Punishment Unfair Compared To Michael Phelps' DUI Suspension?? See Why Sources Are Pointing Fingers!

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The story of Ryan Lochte being robbed at gunpoint — emphasis on "story" — during the Rio Olympics seemed to gain almost as much attention as the games.

And now that the competition is over, his punishment for stretching the truth is right around the corner!

Related: Lochte Finally Comes Clean To Stephen Colbert During Fake Interview!

Ryan is already having a particularly bad week as he's lost his MAJOR sponsors and reportedly feels like his life is "crumbling", but next the 32-year-old is going to be punished by the United States Olympic Committee!

It was only a few days ago that USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told the press Lochte and his fellow swimmers would face discipline for their actions, but now TMZ reports some sources are worried the punishment won't be fair!

While the studly swimmer's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, is pretty convinced that the USOC will hand down a fair punishment to his client, those close to the four swimmers believe

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Ryan Lochte Admits He's A 'Drunk Frat Boy' In HIGHlarious Songified Version Of His Rio Robbery Apology! Watch & Sing Along!

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After getting caught in his lie about getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio, Ryan Lochte is feeling pretty bad for himself.

The Olympics swimmer recently sat down with Matt Lauer to apologize not even a week after he lied straight to the NBC anchor's face — admitting he acted like a "drunk frat boy" who had "too much to drink" and "exaggerated" the events of the night.

Thankfully, the creative folks behind the YouTube channel Schmoyoho — the people who famously "songified" Antonie Dondson's Hide Yo Kids news clip — gave Lochte's weepy interview the same musical treatment!

Related: Ryan's Other Teammate Insists He Never Lied In The Scandal!

Not only did The Gregory Brothers remix the gold medalist's apology into autotuned harmonies, but they also added comments from Today anchors Billy Bush and Al Roker — who viciously chastised Lochte for leaving his teammates in Brazil while he "skedaddled" back to the U.S.

Ch-ch-check Lochte's musical debut in Drunk Frat Boy (below) to hear the ridiculously catchy tune!

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The Final Five Gold Medal Gymnasts Face Off Playing Hungry Hungry Humans With Jimmy Fallon — Watch!

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Now that the Olympics are finally over, we're having a bit of withdrawal, but thanks to Jimmy Fallon we're getting to see the the gold medal winning women's gymnastics team compete one last time — in Hungry Hungry Humans!

The Final Five ladies may have worked together as a team in Rio, but on The Tonight Show Tuesday night, they had to pair up and face off against each other for a human version of the popular game Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Related: Zac Efron & Simone Biles Exchanged Some Sweet Smooches In Rio!

Aly Raisman paired off with Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas coupled up with Madison Kocian, and Simone Biles teamed up with Jimmy to try and collect the most balls. Oh, and let's not forget The Roots' Tariq Trotter did his best playing with guest Donald Glover!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing game (below) as the Final Five compete against each other!

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Ryan Lochte's Teammate Conor Dwyer Says The Swimmer Is 'Genuinely A Good Guy' Amid #LochteGate!

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Ryan Lochte is losing sponsors and getting a lot of heat after he lied about being robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro.

But one of the swimmer's Olympics teammates insists he's not a bad guy, even though the athlete didn't come clean right away.

Related: Ryan's Other Teammate Insists He Never Lied In The Scandal!

On Monday, Conor Dwyer sat down with Maria Menounos during her SiriusXM radio show to address his fellow sports star's scandal.

When the E! host brought up the controversy, the 27-year-old maintained that the New York native is still a good person, in spite of everything that happened, saying:

"I've known him for a long time. I've trained with him, been teammates with him, and he's genuinely a good guy. So, it hurts to see him in this position and make a mistake like that."

But, that doesn't necessarily mean the Illinois athlete condones Mr. Lochte's attempted coverup, because he added:

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