Ryan Lochte has gone on record correcting his mother’s previous assertion that the athlete only enjoys the company of ladies so long as he can send them away the next morning with a bit of cab money in their pocket. With his reputation absolved, Lochte and the rest of the U.S. swim team celebrated their collective Olympic victories with a night out in London, complete with a cohort of star-struck ladies.
Lochte, the eleven-time Olympic champ, let his hair down after years of strict dieting and training, partying with pals on Sunday night, reports NY Daily. The 28-year-old athlete jumped into a cab bound for London hotspot the Chinawhite nightclub to party with fellow Olympic competitors and a cadre of hotties, two of whom joined Lochte in the cab ride over.
Chinawhite is hosting a 17-night exclusive event called “The Last Lap,” specifically designed as a giant party for the world’s top athletes after their successes at the games, reports the Daily Mail. A spokesman for the club said: “The event will be attended by athletes and guests from across the globe and Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and DJ Cut Killer are confirmed as part of the live entertainment line up.”
Lochte finished the London Games with two gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze, giving him plenty to celebrate.
Hopefully the images and buzz surrounding Lochte’s weekend partying don’t contradict his mother’s later comments, clarifying that her son is not some wanton lothario, but rather a good boy who is just too busy to commit. “He goes out on one-night stands. He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go,” said Ike Lochte initially.
Later she clarified, “How innocent is that? All I wanted to say is that he’s so sensitive about not wanting to hurt a girl dating, so he just goes and dates and takes out a girl for maybe one or two dates and doesn’t have a relationship because he doesn’t have time and it’s not fair to the women. I thought that was so sensitive, but then they turned it around. I’m not used to this. … What kind of mom is going to say that (about her son having one-night stands)? Especially being a mom and having two daughters.”
Here are some photos of Ryan Lochte’s night on the town: