London 2012 Olympics

When to Watch Swimming on NBC Sports’ Olympic Games Week

The 2-week chunk of retro-Olympic programming will include 2 shows dedicated entirely to 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.


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Elite Swimmers Share Same Ideal BMI Across Different Race Distances

For years its has been known that in running, different distances favor different body types. Sprinters are generally more powerfully…


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IOC DQ’s 2 Wrestlers, 1 Weightlifter For Failing Anti-Doping Test

As part of this process, the IOC today announced that three athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

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What Michael Phelps Thinks About Katie Ledecky

In 2012, at age 15, Katie Ledecky took the swimming world by storm by winning the 800 meter freestyle at…

IOC Sanctions 8 Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Test

No swimmers have been sanctioned yet in the re-tests, that come from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

IOC Sanctions 8 Athletes for Failing Anti-Doping Tests at London 2012

The IOC today announced that eight athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. The details follow.

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.

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.

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.”