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2012 Summer Olympic Games Preview - Swimming

It's worth remembering that Michael Phelps didn't do it alone.Although his eight gold medals in Beijing was a singular record -- the Holy Grail of Olympic marks, really -- Phelps and his teammates leaned on each other to win three of them.That was never truer than in the 400-meter freestyle relay, which Jason Lezak single-handedly saved with the most remarkable anchor swim in recent memory to beat the favored French."I literally wanted to do something that no one's ever done before in this sport," Phelps said four years ago after wrapping up No. 8 in another relay. "Without the help of my teammates it wouldn't have been possible."It's ironic, then, that Phelps' main rival has emerged to be fellow American Ryan Lochte, already an accomplished Olympic medal winner who is set to be a breakout star. Lochte carried some momentum into U.S. trials, but Phelps went 3-1 against him in finals.It's a problem the American team doesn't mind having, this glut of world-class talent. After all, it's u...

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    Michael Phelps almost failed to qualify Saturday for the final in the first of his seven events and Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan was reinstated after first being d...

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  3. Olympic Daily News - Saturday, August 4

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  5. Hardy advances in 50m free; U.S. qualifies for medley relays

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  7. Cochrane tweets 'anything can happen' before he's bumped

    Canada's Ryan Cochrane was relieved to have backed his way into Saturday's final for the 400-meter freestyle, only to find out hours later he hadn't made it at all.T...

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