Ryan Lochte coming to Richmond for Wizard World Comic Con - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Ryan Lochte coming to Richmond for Wizard World Comic Con

Ryan Lochte (Source: NBC Olympics) Ryan Lochte (Source: NBC Olympics)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Ryan Lochte, the source of both pride and outrage in the Rio Olympics, will appear in Richmond next month at the Wizard World Comic Con.

Lochte, who has won 12 Olympic medals and is also charged with filing a false report in Brazil, will appear at the event from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 10 at the Richmond Convention Center.

Tickets for Saturday are on sale for $35, with photo ops starting at $50. The site also says he will offer free autographs for a limited number of fans.

Lochte is accused of falsely filing a robbery report during the Rio Olympic Games after he claimed he and fellow swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint by men who flashed a police badge as they returned to the Olympic Village.

Security footage later suggested the group actually faced security guards after vandalizing a gas station bathroom.

In recent interviews with American media outlets, Lochte has revealed that he was highly intoxicated and that his behavior led to the gas station confrontation.

Only Michael Phelps has won more individual men's swimming medals than Lochte, who holds the world record in the 200 and 400-meter individual medley.

"He has made cameos on episodes of 30 Rock and Beverly Hills 90210, as well as appearing on People’s 2012 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ list," according to the Wizard World site. "Ryan’s reality television show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, debuted on E! in April 2013. The show followed his life as he trained for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics."

Copyright 2016 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved

Report an Error or Submit a Tip to NBC12

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

    Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:21:57 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:57:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) holds the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 during Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 2...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) holds the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 during Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 2...
    Ovechkin: Capitals mission won't be complete unless they beat Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final.More >>
    Ovechkin: Capitals mission won't be complete unless they beat Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final.More >>
  • Former Saint Meachem joins Roughriders

    Former Saint Meachem joins Roughriders

    Robert Meachem spent eight seasons in the NFL, and while he hopes he still has a few more years ahead of him at the highest level of football, he's joined the Richmond Roughriders and is ready to contribute.

    More >>

    Robert Meachem spent eight seasons in the NFL, and while he hopes he still has a few more years ahead of him at the highest level of football, he's joined the Richmond Roughriders and is ready to contribute.

    More >>
  • Gordon headlines NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019

    Gordon headlines NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:35:44 GMT

    Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his first year of eligibility, headlining a stellar Class of 2019.

    More >>

    Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his first year of eligibility, headlining a stellar Class of 2019.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly