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Though Ratings Down from London, Phelps’s Final Swim Gives NBC a Jump

The time block from 10 pm – 10:15 pm ET yesterday (during the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay) saw the highest spike in viewership for NBC watchers this Olympics.

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After Rocky Roads Since London, Canada & the U.S. Delivered In Rio

Both the USA and Canada took rocky roads to get to Rio, but both ultimately delivered better than one could have predicted.

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Ryan Murphy Breaks Elusive 100 Back World Record On Medley Relay

Ryan Murphy led off the American 400 medley relay in a new world record of 51.85 in the men’s 100 back.

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Phelps Sticking to Retirement Plan and “Happy about It”

Tonight after his three-way silver in the 100 fly, Phelps was quoted saying that his is standing by his plan to retire.

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Ryan Murphy Wins 200 Back Gold to Defend USA Streak of Backstroke Sweeps

Heading into Rio, the USA streak was under fire, and it looked like the tradition of USA gold in the men’s Olympic backstroke races could have been coming to an end. That was until tonight, When Team USA’s up and comer Ryan Murphy completed his sweep of the backstroke races, winning the race in 1:53.62.

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Swimmers define Dominance in Rio

Counting finals swims only, Katinka Hosszu’s world-record-smashing 400 IM was by far the most dominant swim of night one.

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Ryan Murphy Sets New Olympic Record with 51.97 100 Back

On day 3 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Team USA newcomer Ryan Murphy won his first ever Olympic gold medal in Olympic Record fashion.

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North America Recap Day 3: Ryan Murphy Extends U.S. Streak In 100 Back

Ryan Murphy extended the Americans streak to six consecutive gold medals in the men’s 100 backstroke.

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Juegos Olimpicos Río 2016: Finales día 2

JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Natación: Agosto 6-13 Estadio Olímpico Acuático, Parque Olímpico de Barra, Río de Janeiro…

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Destin Lasco Comes Within .01 of Michael Andrew’s 100 Back 13-14 NAG

2016 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 6, 2016 Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center The University…

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Dive Into the Records with Barry Revzin

Barry Revzin shares with us the world records progressions over the year, with graphs and explanations.

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2016 Rio Olympic Preview: Larkin Looks To End US Dominance In 200 Back

Australian Mitch Larkin will look to end the Americans streak of five straight Olympic wins in the men’s 200 back.

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Michael Taylor Swims Junior World Record 200 Back in Semifinals

Michael Taylor took down the Junior World Record in the 17-18 boys’ 100 back tonight, swimming the event in 1:56.78

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Michael Taylor Swims #2 17-18 100 Backstroke in Monday Prelims

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016 Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00…

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Get Pumped For Fast Swimming By Watching All Men’s WR Race Videos

Jason “The Anchor” Lezak helped Team USA soar to a new World Record in the men’s 400 free relay back in 2008.

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