Get in the Olympic Mood with a Flashback to London 2012

As the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremonies roll around, it feels like we were very recently gathering around our televisions to cheer on our countries in London. But, sometimes it takes looking back into the journalism of the day to see how much things have changed (or perhaps stayed the same). So, take a dive into the London Olympics with some prophetic and insightful SwimSwam articles circa 2012:

1. After Winning the 800 Free at U.S. Trials, Katie Ledecky Doesn’t Know Going Out in 2:01 Is Unreasonable

2. Belief by David Plummer: After his heartbreaking 3rd place finish at Olympic Trials

3. 16-Year-Old Ryan Murphy after 6th-Place 100 Back at Trials: “My hope is to be one of the best come 2016

4. Todd Schmitz‘s favorite Missy Story from London (It involves Justin Beiber)

5. Ryan Lochte Not Permitted to Wear Grill on London Podium

6. Opinion: On Ye Shiwen and Doping (For Another, Look Here)

7. Phelps’s Legacy on the Line in London

8. Michael Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympian of All Time

9. Cameron van der Burgh and Illegal Breaststroke Dolphin Kicks (Sound Familiar?)

BONUS: Contributor Jesse Kubanet “The Swim Bachelor” Searches for Love among 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

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7 years ago

Interesting reading to go back in 2012. It is remarkable that nobody including her coach saw that she is already a dominant swimmer capable to beat the silver medalist by 4(!) seconds. And only Rafael could foresee what was coming. Congratulations, Rafael.

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7 years ago

*she – Katie Ledecky

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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