Ryan Lochte dropped by sponsors after mugging row

Four sponsors have dropped 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. Speedo, the biggest sponsor of the four, said it would donate a US$50,000 portion of Lochte’s sponsorship fee to Save The Children‘s Brazilian operation.