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

This is it– the last few days before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games. Those final, preparatory, in-between days. This weekend will begin the heart-wrenching, epic, sporting event of the quadrennial that will have you jumping up and down, crying, or even YELLING AT YOUR TELEVISION! HOW DID HE DO THAT? GOLD! ROWDY IS YELLING, SO NOW I’M SCREAMING, AND IT’S NOT MAKING MY FAVORITE SWIMMER GO ANY FASTER BUT I’M DOING IT ANYWAYS!

Deep breaths. Chill out. We’re not there yet! You’re getting ahead of yourself.

In these in-between days, we anticipate what’s to come, but we must also look back upon some of the great moments of last time around. Below, enjoy all of the (finals) race videos from the 2012 Olympic Games, and appreciate where we are today, four years later.

This post features the men’s races from London. Watch Michael Phelps add to his record-setting medal count, Chad le Clos touch Phelps out in the 200 fly, Nathan Adrian win the 100 free by the slimmest of margins, and more!

All videos below are courtesy of the Youtube channel ‘Olympic,’ and the last video is courtesy of ‘Michael Phelps‘ 2008 Beijing Olympics’

50 FREE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lt167-csds

100 FREE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO7y41uBdUA

200 FREE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD7-tKW7Qpo

400 FREE

1500 FREE

100 BACK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWXov5vY4Yg

200 BACK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKoviMJgrdE

100 BREAST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g7oRASpJO0

200 BREAST

100 FLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7bj_LUIY7Y

200 FLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGMoYB8ORYo

200 IM

400 IM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H8qJg00w5Y

4X100 FREE RELAY

4X200 FREE RELAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe3I8NkR5oQ

4X100 MEDLEY RELAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2alP2ZlmmFA

BONUS: THE LEGENDARY LEZAK COMEBACK

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swimtowin

That ’08 4×100…chills every damn time.

Jms

Agreed, that was great moment in sports history!

BKP

Never fixed the sound on the 4IM…disappointing.

Rishabh

If you go to the full video of the 1st day finals session, the sound is there.

Shovelhands

you are amazing

Team Rwanda

Thank you so much! I have been looking for the sound for that video for 4 years

Shovelhands

STILL no video of the 4IM with sound

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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