U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Loses Sponsors
This is What's Trending Today.
Ryan Lochte's name stayed in the news this week, two days after the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.
Lochte is the American swimmer who did not tell the truth about being robbed early one morning during the Rio Games.
Four of Lochte's sponsors said they would no longer support him. Two of the sponsors are well-known companies, Speedo and Ralph Lauren.
Speedo makes swimwear, including the suits many swimmers wore in the Olympics. Ralph Lauren made the clothing Team USA athletes wore during the opening and closing ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.
Many companies pay money so athletes will wear their clothing, use their equipment and appear in their advertisements.
Lochte got into trouble for saying he and three teammates were robbed when men posing as police officers stopped his taxi.
But after the Rio de Janeiro police investigated the incident, it turned out that Lochte was not telling the truth. Video cameras at a gas station showed Lochte and his teammates getting into an argument with armed security guards.
Lochte and his teammates explained that they were asked to pay money for damaging property at the gas station.
But the explanation came many days after the first story they told.
In an interview, Lochte said the incident and his behavior tarnished the Rio de Janeiro Olympics "a little."
Speedo said it would donate $50,000 to a charity that supports children.
The other sponsors that ended their connection with Lochte were a hair removal company and a Japanese company that makes mattresses.
Sponsors can usually end their deals with an athlete if he or she behaves badly.
Many people on Facebook and Twitter reacted to the news. They said the moral of the Lochte story is: take responsibility for your actions, however embarrassing they may be.
Others said people should remember "what you do in the present affects your future."
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.
1.closing ceremony 闭幕典礼；闭幕式
The flame remains lit during the Games and will be extinguished at the closing ceremony.
2.no longer 不再
I am no longer privileged to tease you.
She sang an old well-known song.
4.gas station 加油站
London preceded Nim into gas station office.
1.Lochte got into trouble for saying he and three teammates were robbed when men posing as police officers stopped his taxi.
got into trouble 惹上麻烦
Their rambunctious son always got into trouble.
He got into trouble with the police while he was still at school.
2.They said the moral of the Lochte story is: take responsibility for your actions, however embarrassing they may be.
take responsibility 承担责任
They have a hunger to take responsibility, to innovate, and to initiate.
She could have refused to take responsibility for the situation.
里约夏季奥运会闭幕两天后，瑞安·罗切特（Ryan Lochte）的名字却仍然出现在本周各大新闻中 。
罗切特是美国游泳运动员 。他编造了在奥运期间的清晨遭遇持枪抢劫的谎言 。
与罗切特合作的四大赞助商表示，不会继续为其提供赞助 。其中两家知名赞助商为速比涛（sponsors）和拉夫劳伦（Ralph Lauren） 。
速比涛主营游泳装备，包括运动员们在奥运会上穿的游泳套装 。而拉夫劳伦为运动员在里约奥运开幕式、闭幕式上穿的美国队服提供赞助 。
里约警方经过调查后发现，罗切特并未交代实情 。加油站的监控视频显示，罗切特和队友与安保人员陷入了对峙 。
Facebook及推特用户纷纷对该事件作出回应 。他们表示，罗切特的事件告诉我们，即使承认错误会让人尴尬，但一定要对自己的行为负责 。