London 2012 Olympics

Get in the Olympic Mood with a Flashback to London 2012

To get excited for Rio, dive into the SwimSwam archives and revisit the London 2012 Olympics.

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Let the Olympics Affect You – By Sydney King

Sydney King, a junior at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Virginia traveled to the London Olympics and is giving her advice on how to let the Olympics affect you.

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Relive London: All of the Men’s Race Videos from the 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps has had a wild ride since London– watch his dominant swims from the 2012 Olympics, and more, below.

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Relive London: All of the Women’s Race Videos from the 2012 Olympics

Allison Schmitt was lights-out in the 200 free back in 2012, torching the American record en route to the gold medal.

8 Positive Tests From 2012 Olympics Come From Russia

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said today that 8 of its athletes are among the 23 positive tests from London’s reanalysis.

Anti-Doping: Retesting Of London Samples Results In 23 Positives

The retesting of London samples renders unfavorable results for 23 athletes.

Zaha Hadid, Designer of London Olympic Aquatics Centre, Dies at 65

Zaza Hadid’s work will leave an indelible imprint upon swimming with her “stingray” design for the 2012 London Olympic Aquatics Centre.

Toxic Culture Turn-Around Leads To Aussie Success In The Pool

The Australian National Team has done an about-face internally since its so-called ‘toxic culture’ was brought into the spotlight post-2012 London.

Le Clos: “Phelps And I Are the Favorites Next Year”

Of his gold medal-winning 100m butterfly race in Kazan, Le Clos says, “I wanted to show everybody that it [the 200 fly] was just a bad race, so I was just happy with the way I bounced back.”

More London 2012 Olympics

IOC Broadcasting Revenue On Pace to Be Highest Ever

The IOC is anticipating drawing $4.1 billion in Olympic television rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games.

IOC Retroactively Disqualifies European Champion Olga Beresnyeva from 2012 London Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that it had retroactively disqualified Olga Beresnyeva from the 2012 Olympic Games in…

USOC relaxes contentious ‘Rule 40’ on athlete marketing during the Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has amended one of its most criticized rules, “Rule 40,” which restricts independent athlete marketing during the Olympics.

Olympic Gold Medalist Allison Schmitt Opens Up About Post-London Depression

Five-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt opens up on the subject of her post-Olympic depression and encourages others not to be afraid to seek help.

Forecasting the road to next year’s Rio Olympic Games

Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially “next year,” let’s take a look back at the previous Olympic cycle to see just how much is likely to change between now and Rio.

London’s Olympic Aquatics Centre to Become Diving High Performance Centre

The London Aquatics Centre, seen here in its full glory before the 2012 Summer Olympics, will reopen in 2014 as the home of a new British Diving High Performance Centre.

Michael Phelps Wins 16th Gold Medal Again, This Time in Legos (VIDEO)

A British newspaper has recreated the men’s 200 IM final from the 2012 Olympics using a very unique medium. (Photo Courtesy: FINA)

FINA – All Olympic Doping Tests Negative

In a statement from FINA they have said all 518 doping tests carried out on athletes in aquatic events at…

Great Britain’s High Performance Director Michael Scott Resigns

The Daily Telegraph has reported that after the poor showing by Great Britain’s National Swim Team at the 2012 London…

Cal’s Other Olympian in the Recruiting Class of ’13

Meet Farida Osman, a 2012 Olympian for Egypt who is part of a star-studded recruiting class for the Golden Bears.