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September 2, 2014

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Photos: Ryan Lochte keeps his clothes on, hosts at Azure Luxury Pool at Palazzo

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Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte hosts at Azure Luxury Pool on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Palazzo.

Ryan Lochte at Azure

Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte hosts at Azure Luxury Pool on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Palazzo. Launch slideshow »

Ryan Lochte at Azure Luxury Pool red carpet

Ryan Lochte interview at Azure Luxury Pool

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Ryan Lochte, left, and friends at Hyde Bellagio on Friday, June 6, 2014.

This past weekend in Las Vegas saw the highs surpass 100 degrees, so it’s befuddling that Olympic swimming champion, heartthrob and reality TV star Ryan Lochte would keep his clothes on while hosting at Azure Luxury Pool on Saturday afternoon at Palazzo for the third consecutive season.

Lochte, who looked the part of a world-class athlete in a gray striped tank top and camouflage cargo shorts, however didn’t even take off his sunglasses for photographers on the red carpet or while frolicking with bikini-clad ladies and Perrier-Jouet Champagne at the luxe pool playground.

Maybe he’s grown tired of the teasing from past appearances here in a barely there white Speedo and an inexplicably flashy — and once again barely there — pink Speedo. If you’ve got it, flaunt it, no?

The 11-time Olympic medalist, who is training for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, as he discussed on the arrivals carpet, took the weekend off to party at Azure with friends and fans. Lochte et al were treated to a cake adorned with a gold medal from the “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery at the Venetian-Palazzo.

The group partied through the late Saturday afternoon and mixed and mingled poolside to the beats of DJ Roman Rosati. The group enjoyed libations as well as cuisine from chef Wolfgang Puck’s Solaro.

“Azure Luxury Pool at Palazzo Las Vegas is my favorite place to hang out, especially in these gorgeous cabanas,” Lochte said. “It’s the perfect place to celebrate my friend’s bachelor party, which is what we are doing this weekend.”

On Friday night, the bachelor party group celebrated at Hyde Bellagio, where Angie Everhart and Shar Jackson also were spotted loving the nightlife. In past visits to Las Vegas, Lochte has partied at D Las Vegas, the Venetian, Tropicana and CityCenter.

Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography for his photo gallery of Lochte at Azure and to Christopher Rauschnot @24kMedia on Twitter for his two videos of Lochte posted on YouTube.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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