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Ryan Lochte's arena may be the swimming pool, but given the chance, the Olympian probably wouldn't mind being the Greek god of shoes. Lochte, who reportedly owns 130 pieces of footwear, broke out a special pair after winning the 400-meter individual medley at the Olympic trials on Monday night. The shoes were equipped with wings, much like the Greek god Hermes was known to wear when doing his herding in mythology. One foot has the red and white stripes of the American flag, and the other has white stars on a blue background. Both are sparkling. Lochte is fleet-footed in...

Lochte out of 100 back, focusing on 200 free

Ryan Lochte has dropped out of the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials despite being the second-fastest qualifier. Lochte swam both the 100 back and the 200 freestyle during the morning preliminaries Tuesday, but he dropped the shorter event to focus on the free. He won the world championship in that race last year at Shanghai. Lochte was the top qualifier...

Lochte Beats Phelps, Evans Falls Short, and Other U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials Notes

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from an eventful first two days at the U.S. swimming Olympic trials in Omaha: Lochte v Phelps Ryan Lochte is 2-0 head-to-head against rival and teammate Michael Phelps. Monday Lochte defeated Phelps by three-fourths of a second in the 400 individual medley final. Last night the former Florida Gator edged out the 14-time gold medalist in...

Lochte, Phelps advance in 200 free

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps stayed on course for their second showdown at the US Olympic swimming trials on Tuesday. Lochte qualified fastest in the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries, exploding off the final turn to take the lead and cruise into the wall at 1 minute, 48.14 seconds. He's the world champion in the event, having beaten Phelps for the title last year in Shanghai...

Phelps enters in 400 IM

Michael Phelps could have a showdown with rival Ryan Lochte on the very first day of the US Olympic swimming trials. USA Swimming announced Sunday that Phelps passed on the deadline to scratch from the 400-meter individual medley, meaning the winningest Olympian ever will at least swim the preliminary round Monday morning. Should he qualify for the evening final and decide to race...

Phelps scratches 100 free after beating Lochte

Michael Phelps had reduced his workload at the U.S. Olympic trials by scratching the 100-meter freestyle. His coach, Bob Bowman, announced the scratch Wednesday night shortly after Phelps won the 200 free. Phelps entered the 100 free mainly as insurance in case he failed to qualify for one of his better events. He actually swam in the preliminaries four years ago to ensure himself...

Fire alarm awakens Phelps from nap

Michael Phelps got a rude awakening on the first day of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist was back in his hotel room on Monday napping after the morning preliminaries in which he finished second behind Ryan Lochte in the 400-meter individual medley. ''Well I have always had a prob with waking up from naps...But not possible to sleep through...

Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly

Michael Phelps stayed on course to swim eight events at the London Olympics with a dominating win in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Thursday night. He trailed Davis Tarwater at the first and second turns, but there's was never any doubt that Phelps would pull ahead in his signature stroke. He surged ahead on the third leg and was a body-length ahead of the...

Phelps wins 200m freestyle final

Michael Phelps beat out Ryan Lochte in the 200 meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Wednesday, but both will qualify for the 2012 London Games next month.

Oregon's Claim On Olympic Sports

Every state can boast qualities that transfer to sports, especially with the variety of Olympic sports. But even on that world stage, some states come up short. For example, no event for breathing pollution? If there was, you'd see gold medals on every neck in LA. No event for sauna? That would put gold medals on every summer road crew in Texas. What about Oregon? What are...
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