London 2012 Olympics

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Coach’s Perspective on The 2012 US Olympic Team

David Marsh talks about a team, he says, is the best he’s ever been a part of. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures.com)

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Keepin the Scam Going: Peter Vanderkaay

Well, until Mel kicks us off we’re going to keep doing this. What? Peter Vanderkaay’s going to waste his time with us too? Game on.

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Dave and Gary: Aaron Peirsol Ladies and Gentlemen

Aaron Peirsol? On our column? I know, it seems too good to be true. But it is!

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Missy Franklin Reveals Olympic Tattoo

Missy Franklin shows off her new emblem.

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British Chief Michael Scott Announces Inquiry into Olympic Medal Count

Though Britain had more swimming finalists than they ever have, the powers-that-be were still displeased with the medal counts. (Photo of Fran Halsall Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Dave Enters Another Dumbension…

…and Gary lets him know. Again. And again. Come read, you’ll hate it!

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THE NEXT LAP?

Now that the 2012 Olympics have ended and we have had some time to reflect on what was certainly something…

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