RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Report: More than Ryan Lochte’s hair was fake

Apparently no one told Ryan Lochte the coverup is always worse than the crime.

And in an election year no less…

In case you’ve been without social media for the last few days, Lochte is the U.S. swimmer who assured no one will ever remember what medals he won in the Rio Olympics by making up a story about getting robbed a few days ago.

The part about it being made-up is only just emerging, but it will end up being one of the bigger stories of the Games in all likelihood.

Teammate Michael Phelps, the triumphant U.S. gymnasts and all the other athletes who achieved great things without causing an interntional incident must be thrilled.