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Ryan Lochte Injured by Excited Fan | Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte Injured by Excited Fan

Originally posted 11/05/2013 09:00PM

Olympic swimming champ Ryan Lochte will be spending some time on dry land – the gold medalist injured his left knee in a freak accident involving an excited fan.

The 29-year-old was in Florida on Sunday when a teenage girl saw and ran at the 6'2" athlete, USA Today reports.

Lochte – who starred in his own reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, earlier this year – caught the girl but they toppled over. While the teen was unharmed, he hit the curb, blowing out his left knee.

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Does Ryan Lochte's First Fragrance Ad Convince You to Buy 'Pool Water?'

Does Ryan Lochte's First Fragrance Ad Convince You to Buy 'Pool Water?'

Originally posted 04/25/2013 05:30PM

The star films a faux ad for his, er, distinctive new cologne

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Listen Up, Ladies! Here's What Won't Make You Ryan Lochte's Girlfriend

Ryan Lochte Shares What He's Not Looking for in a Girlfriend

Originally posted 04/21/2013 08:30AM

Heck jeah, Ryan Lochte is still single and looking!

The Olympic gold medalist swimmer will go public with his quest to find a significant other when his E! reality series What Would Ryan Lochte Do? debuts Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.

"You'll see me going on dates," Lochte, 28, tells PEOPLE. "You'll see me meet a couple girls at a bar. It's just me, hanging out with my mom, and girls come up. One of the girls who I took on a date is a good friend of mine, and we went zip-lining and rock climbing."

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Oh Jeah! Ryan Lochte Shows Sentimental Side in Reality Show Trailer | Ryan Lochte

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Ryan Lochte Shows Sentimental Side in Reality Show Trailer

Originally posted 03/27/2013 10:15AM

Are realty TV and Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte a perfect match?

Viewers will have their answer when his new E! show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, debuts April 21.

Goofily touting his boyish fashion style and his "Lochte edge," the University of Florida alum, 28, shares his life philosophy and trademarked saying "Jeah," as well as his brash and emotional take on women, who seem to be in deep supply since the 11-time Olympic medalist became a star at the London Games last year.

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Hey Now! Ryan Lochte (and His Canine Wingman) Bare All | Ryan Lochte

Hey Now! Ryan Lochte (and His Canine Wingman) Bare All

Originally posted 11/14/2012 06:00PM

With the twinkle in his eye and his apple-pie smile, not to mention that fat-free torso, Ryan Lochte is fully-equipped to get anybody's attention. Still, a little extra never hurt.

Meet Carter, a 5-year-old Doberman pinscher and the Olympic swimmer's lady magnet.

"He is a good wingman because he's a beautiful dog," Lochte tells PEOPLE. "Girls come up to me and go, 'Oh my god, where's Carter? He's so good looking!'"

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Ryan Lochte Challenges Young Swimmers to a Race

Ryan Lochte Hits Pool to Surprise Young Swimmers

Originally posted 10/01/2012 10:50AM

Olympic hunk Ryan Lochte surprised teams of young swimmers recently when he showed up for their meet and challenged them in the pool.

In a video shown on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, Lochte, 28, thrilled the junior swimmers with an impromptu visit and race, which the world record holder won handily, much to the delight of the young athletes.

Lochte, an All-American at the University of Florida who holds 11 Olympic medals, has been on a public appearance tour. Dozens of fans – mostly female – showed up at an Orlando-area AT&T store last week for an autograph, where Lochte marked his first public signing since he won five medals in the London Games.

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Lol! Seth MacFarlane as Ryan Lochte on SNL: 'Feels Weird to Be Dry' | Ryan Lochte, Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane Parodies Ryan Lochte on Saturday Night Live: 'Feels Weird to Be Dry'

Originally posted 09/16/2012 12:00PM

Judging by the five medals around his neck from the London Games, you might say Ryan Lochte had a busy summer.

Or, as he might say, "I was America in Olympics." Well, that was Seth MacFarlane's take on the swimmer during a Weekend Update skit on SNL's 38th-season premiere Saturday. Watch below.

MacFarlane, channeling the swimmer, gave anchor Seth Meyers his take on the fall TV season. On his must-see list: "Monkey Hospital," he says, "It's not fair – they give all the best lines to the monkey." Of course, he's referring to NBC's Animal Practice. His verdict? "Three swims."

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PHOTO: Ryan Lochte Is Smitten with Miss USA

Ryan Lochte Is Smitten with Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Originally posted 09/14/2012 11:25AM

They've both triumphed against the best. Are they now winning at romance together?

Ryan Lochte certainly seems enamored with Miss USA Olivia Culpo, lavishing the 20-year-old Rhode Island beauty with compliments at Wednesday's EleVen by Venus Williams show in New York, part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

"She is beautiful. I love hanging out with her," the champion U.S. swimmer, 28, told E! News. "She has a great sense of humor. She makes me laugh. She's just a good girl to hang out with."

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Ryan Lochte Jokes: So Much for My Crush on Blake Lively | Blake Lively, Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte Jokes: So Much for My Crush on Blake Lively

Originally posted 09/10/2012 07:00PM

Ryan Lochte got the gold but he did not get the girl.

The Olympic swimmer publicly declared his crush on Blake Lively to PEOPLE just last week.

But that was before the Gossip Girl actress wed Ryan Reynolds in a surprise South Carolina ceremony Sunday.

"I just heard about [the wedding]," Lochte told PEOPLE Monday. "I didn't even know she had a boyfriend until someone told me after I said I had a crush on her."

Not that the single athlete has any hard feelings towards Reynolds for taking Lively off the market.

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Ryan Lochte Has a 'Huge Crush' on Blake Lively | Blake Lively, Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte Has a 'Huge Crush' on Blake Lively

Originally posted 09/08/2012 06:00PM

Watch out Ryan Reynolds – America's most eligible bachelor, Ryan Lochte, is a Gossip Girl fan!

"I have a huge crush on Blake Lively. She's drop-dead gorgeous," Lochte, 28, told PEOPLE at New York's Ainsworth Park at the Windsor Custom Clothes Fashion's Night Out event. "I haven't met her yet. If I do, I'd definitely be starstruck. She makes my toes curl."

The Olympic gold medalist, who is on a strict diet and trains about six hours a day during competitions, admits he'd break his healthy regimen for Lively, who has a passion for baking sweets and has been linked to Reynolds since Oct. 2011.

"For her, I would totally cheat [on my diet]," he says. "I love homemade food, but I do have to keep to my regimen because I'm still training for the 2016 Olympics."

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