The saga of Ryan Lochte and his infamous grills continue. Locthe had a special jewel encrusted red, white and blue grill resembling the star-spangled banner made for the Olympics which he wanted to wear while receiving his medals. Fourth-Place Medal reports that an IOC official told Reezy he wouldn’t be permitted to wear his bling while receiving his gold medal in the 400 IM.
Lochte first sported a grill at the 2007 World Championships in Australia. Since then, he has debuted several different grill versions over the years. He has been known for his outside-of-the-box fashion choices on the pool deck, including custom green shoes made by Speedo.
This begs the question: should the USOC distribute standard-issue bling to allow Floridians like Lochte to represent? Are the American uniforms swaggerish enough? Does China even make grills to supply the Americans with? More to come as the bling saga continues.