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More sponsors end partnership with disgraced U.S swimmer

Four sponsors have dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.

They were followed by announcements from skin care firm Syneron-Candela and Japanese mattress maker Airweave.

It comes after Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint by a policeman after a night out during the Rio Olympics.

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic gold medalist, has earned millions of dollars through endorsements.

The 32-year-old said he respected his sponsors decision and thanked them all

Speaking on US talk show Today, Lochte said: “I made a mistake and I definitely learned from this. They put on a great Games (Rio)… and my immature, intoxicated behaviour tarnished that a little.”

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