BANNED SWIMMER RETIRES
Gold medal-winning swimmer Conor Dwyer, handed a 20-month doping ban Friday, announced his retirement from competition.
the 30-year-old Illinois native admitted getting injections of testosterone pellets in his hip, a procedure that led to three failed drug tests in 2018.
the 20-month ban was issued retroactive to dec. 21, 2018, meaning he would have been ineligible to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in tokyo.
dwyer teamed with Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Michael Phelps to win the 4x200-metre freestyle gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, and he combined with Townley Haas, Lochte and Phelps to repeat as gold medallists in the event in the 2016 Olympics in rio de Janeiro.