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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's Teammate Gunnar Bentz Apologizes & Insists He Never Lied In The Robbery Scandal!

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Ryan Lochte isn't the only one apologizing about that made-up robbery story!

On Friday, fellow Team USA swimmer Gunnar Bentz also said he was sorry about the scandal. In case you somehow missed this, his teammate claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro, even though that didn't actually happen.

Related: Michael Phelps Breaks His Silence On The Ryan Lochte Scandal!

The Olympian issued a statement apologizing for everything that happened:

"I want to offer a sincere apology to the United States Olympic Committee, USA Swimming, the extraordinary women and men of Team USA, and the University of Georgia. Being a member of the Olympic Swimming Team was an honor and a dream come true. The accomplishments of my teammates were awe-inspiring and I'm so pleased I got to see them up close. I regret this situation has drawn attention away from the Olympics, which have been hosted so incredibly well by Brazil and its citizens."

At the same time, the athlete also insisted he never lied about the situation and was never a suspect in the controversy, adding:

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Ryan Lochte Still Says He WASN'T Lying About The Robbery — And Claims The Surveillance Video Was Edited!

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Ryan Lochte doesn't give a f*ck that his teammates admitted to lying about getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio! The scandalized swimmer is STILL maintaining that he was telling the truth.

The Olympian's teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz revealed their story was fabricated after surveillance video showed them fighting with a security guard.

Related: ANOTHER Olympic Athlete Was Robbed In Rio!

However, sources say the 32-year-old and his team are claiming the footage was edited to exclude the part of the incident in which the athletes were taken out of their cab at gunpoint.

And, insiders explain the sports star allegedly mistook the security guards' uniforms for police attire.

But the confidantes can't make any excuses for the part of Ryan's story that claims their taxi was pulled over in the middle of a trip, since they were caught on camera at a gas station.

In fact, one source said of that plot hole:

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US Olympic Runner Helps New Zealand Competitor Up After They Both Trip — And The Athlete Returns The Favor! See The Moving Moment Here!

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This is an incredible show of good sportsmanship.

On Tuesday, two ladies took a tumble at the 2016 Olympics, during the first round of the women's 5000 meters run. US athlete Abbey D'Agostino accidentally clipped New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin from behind, and she fell to the ground.

On her way down, Miz Hamblin also caused Abbey to come crashing to the track.

Related: Here's How Usain Bolt Reacted To Ellen DeGeneres' Olympics Joke!

While the American got back on her feet almost immediately, the 28-year-old stayed down, seemingly hurt and upset. But instead of leaving the New Zealand runner behind, the 24-year-old helped her rival up.

The UK-born Olympian later described the moving moment, saying:

"When I went down I was like 'Why am I on the ground' and suddenly there was this hand on my shoulder."

The Massachusetts native had said to her:

"Come on, get up. We have to finish this race."

Amazing!

However, Abbey was visibly injured after the tumble, limping as she ran alongside her competitor. It wasn't long before Miz D'Agostino had to completely stop, which is when her knee buckled underneath her.

This time, Nikki helped her rival back up, offering support until her fellow runner could move on her own.

Ch-ch-check out the inspirational moment (below)!

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Leslie Jones Is Officially In Rio — She Even Has Her Own Olympics Snapchat Filter! See Her First Comedic Coverage!

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Leslie Jones slays all day!

The Saturday Night Live star has been enthusiastically live-tweeting the Olympics ever since the Opening Ceremony on Friday, and her AH-Mazing reactions even captured the attention of NBC!

Earlier this week, the network offered to fly the Ghostbusters actress down to Rio de Janeiro to act as a contributor to their media coverage.

Related: Ghostbusters May Not Be Getting A Sequel After All!

Miz Jones officially landed on Thursday, and Brazil's seaside city — and Snapchat — welcomed the funny lady with open arms!

The comedienne took to Twitter to share cute clips of her flight, her hotel, and the city that she filmed on Snap, complete with her OWN filter!

The 48-year-old's lens for the 2016 Games consists of a

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Ryan Lochte's 95-Year-Old Grandmother Is His Biggest Fan! Watch Her Adorably Perform Her Own Nursing Home Olympic Ceremony!

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Ryan Lochte's biggest fan isn't in Rio de Janeiro, watching him compete in the Olympics. Instead, she's stateside in her nursing home, cheering on the swimmer from New York!

That's right! The 32-year-old's grandma is the sports star's number one supporter, and definitely proved it in the most adorable Instagram video maybe ever!

Related: Ryan's On Tinder!

On Tuesday, the acclaimed athlete shared a sweet vid of his 95-year-old grandmother carrying a homemade Olympic torch as she's wheeled around her nursing home in the facility's own Opening Ceremony!

The little lady was even donning red, white, and blue in true American spirit!

Plus, the hunky Olympian captioned the cute clip:

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Serena Williams Is Totally Out Of The Olympics After Losing The Women's Singles In The Third Round!

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Serena Williams is TOTALLY out of the Olympics already!

After she and her sister Venus Williams lost the Women's Doubles over the weekend, the 34-year-old still had hopes of bringing home the gold in the Women's Singles competition… until now.

Related: Serena Answers Vogue's 73 Questions!

On Tuesday, the Singles reigning champ lost her chance to defend her title at the 2016 Games, after getting bested in the third round!

Miz Williams lost to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, who is ranked 20th in the world! Talk about an upset! The sports star was beaten by the blonde in two sets, 6-4 and 6-3.

This is the first time the tennis pro has left the Olympics without a single medal, taking home gold for Doubles in 2000, 2008, and 2012.

In 2012 she also took home the top honor for the Singles competition.

Unfortunately, Serena was apparently just off her A-game while in Rio.

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