Found July 29, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
It’s no secret that Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are huge rivals. Phelps is coming off the greatest individual Olympic performance in history four years ago but, after finishing off the podium on Saturday, has clearly lost a step. Lochte, meanwhile, is arguably the best swimmer in the world today and is poised for a monster Games in London. These are two alpha dogs who probably see the other as infringing on his territory. But at the same time they’re countrymen who should have each other’s support. And we saw just that on Twitter after Lochte came away with the gold after their first showdown on Saturday: Congrats to @ryanlochte … Way to keep that title in the country where it belongs!! — Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) July 28, 2012 Thanks @MichaelPhelps I couldn’t do it with out you. #USA — Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) July 28, 2012 Now that’s a sign of two guys who are huge rivals but still respect each other. Or, at the very least, two guys who want to ensure morale is positiv...

London 2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps gives uninspiring performance… barely qualifies for the Mens 400M IM Final

Arguably the greatest Olympic Athlete ever gave a very uninspiring performance this morning as Michael Phelps of the United States came very close to missing the medal round in the 400M IM this morning. Phelps qualified in the eighth and final spot just making it by seven hundreths of a second. Questions will now continue to arise as to whether or not the 14-time Olympic Gold...

Americans stumble in 4x100m relay

The already controversial decision to include Ryan Lochte on the U.S. men's 4x100 freestyle relay grew even more so Sunday night, as he surrendered the lead during the final leg of the race, forcing the Americans to settle for silver. The French, who were vanquished throughout Michael Phelps' run to eight gold medals during the 2008 Games, overcame the U.S. on the final...

Lochte wins 400 IM in blowout; Phelps finishes 4th

Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't even win a medal. After barely qualifying for the evening final in a performance that hinted at trouble ahead, Phelps struggled to a fourth-place finish and was denied...

Phelps barely makes 400 IM final

Michael Phelps barely qualified in the 400-meter individual medley on the opening day of Olympic swimming Saturday, squeaking into the final by seven-hundredths of a second. ''That one didn't feel too good,'' he said. The two-time defending Olympic champion won his heat in 4 minutes, 13.33 seconds with a time that was well off his world record of 4:03.84 set...

Ryan Lochte wins 400 IM in blowout

On a stunner of an opening night at the pool in London, Michael Phelps was routed by his American rival, Ryan Lochte in the 400-meter individual medley, losing to Lochte by more than 4 seconds Saturday. That’s not all: The winningest Olympian ever didn’t win any medal at all, the first time that’s happened in a race of this magnitude since he was a 15-year-old kid competing...

Phelps is slowest qualifier in 400 IM heats

Michael Phelps qualified eighth-fastest in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries on Saturday, grabbing the last spot in the evening final. The two-time defending Olympic champion won his heat in 4 minutes, 13.33 seconds with a time that was well off his world record of 4:03.84 set four years ago in Beijing, when Phelps won a record eight gold medals. Kosuke Hagino of Japan...

2 medals for Phelps will make history

Michael Phelps is chasing more Olympic history in his next two events at the London Games. Winning medals in the 200-meter butterfly and a relay would let him get it done in the same night. Phelps goes into Tuesday night's fly final with the fourth-fastest time in his signature race. He'll try for the second time to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual...

Phelps 5th fastest in 200 fly heats

Michael Phelps opened defense of his Olympic title in the 200-meter butterfly with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries on Monday.

5 Olympic things to know for Sunday

Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Sunday: --- 1. SWIMMING: The United States, Australia and France go for gold in the final of the 4 x100m freestyle relay, a day after Michael Phelps was stunningly defeated by teammate Ryan Lochte. 2. BASKETBALL: The U.S. men's team plays France (and NBA star Tony Parker). 3. FANS: Londoners - and visitors - are craving...

Ryan Lochte and Tyson Gay Featured in Olympic Hologram on Surface of Boston Harbor

The Opening Ceremony to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London was a disappointment. The 60-foot Boston Harbor hologram -- sponsored by the hygiene product company Gillette -- featuring Tyson Gay and Ryan Lochte was the much more impressive show on Friday night. The visuals were on two screens of water vapor above the harbor's surface and featured half a dozen projectors to...

SEC making its presence felt at Olympics

No one would ever confuse London for Tuscaloosa. But for SEC fans, these Olympic Games look a lot like old home week. On Day Three of the Games alone, Florida swimming star Ryan Lochte finished fourth in the 200 meter freestyle, while his fellow Gator, Gemma Spofforth, finish fifth in the women's 100 meter breaststroke wearing the colors of her native Great Britain. Another...

5 Olympic things to know for Saturday

Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Saturday: --- 1. FIRST GOLD: Seven golds are up for grabs. China's Yi Siling took the first in the women's 10-meter air rifle. 2. ALL TO DO: Michael Phelps barely, barely qualified for the final of the 400-meter individual medley. He's in the unpopular Lane 8. Can he recover? 3. US WOMEN: They play Colombia at...
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