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|Racial hate takes backseat to Olympic gold|
Zimbabwe put aside an official hate campaign against the nation's tiny white community Wednesday and hailed its triple-medal-winning Olympic swimmer Kirsty Coventry as "a national treasure."
|Wait till next time|
Michael Phelps dominated in Athens. In 2008, he'll have maturity and more training behind his talent.
|His other side|
Is this team player the same Michael Phelps who came out for a relay -- surrounded by teammates -- with headphones on?
|Rebel with a cause|
Gary Hall Jr. swims against the establishment tide -- and it works perfectly for him.
|That's a lot of hardware|
Even if Michael Phelps didn't win eight golds, he has plenty of metal to back him up.
Aaron Peirsol stood on the pool deck and saw the letters next to his name change from OR to DSQ.
|'Tough chicks' take down relay mark|
Natalie Couglin gave up individual events. Kaitlin Sandeno anchored. Together, they helped shatter swimming's oldest record.
|Adelson: Feel the wake|
Ian Thorpe almost waited too long. Then there it was -- that elegant, perfect stride as Thorpe made his move.
|Relay loss turns heat up on Phelps|
In order to tie Mark Spitz's Olympic record, Michael Phelps has to beat the Olympic champ and the world record holder Monday.
|Peirsol, Coughlin are just what U.S. needed|
Michael Phelps fell short of gold, but it was still a stellar night in the pool for the U.S. on Monday.
|One for everyone|
With the hype around Michael Phelps dying down, this race finally let him be part of the team.
|Woodward: That dog won't hunt|
World record holder Brandon Hansen looked up, saw bronze instead of gold and started blaming everyone.
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|Familiar ending for Jenny|
Jenny Thompson only has two more chances to win an individual gold medal.
|Relay stings U.S. women|
The U.S. women settled for silver in the 4x100 relay, but the foursome was not disappointed with the effort.
|Americans undaunted by outdoor pool at Games|
For the first time since 1992, Olympic swimming will be staged in an uncovered area.
|U.S. fly star Malchow battling shoulder injury|
Defending Olympic 200-meter butterfly champion Tom Malchow has been hampered by a right shoulder injury that was diagnosed after last month's U.S. trials.
|Garber: Getting along swimmingly|
Tara Kirk's resum´ suggested she was a more logical choice for the Olympic team than sister Dana.
|Reese: Phelps still waiting on relay decision|
Gary Hall Sr. apologized Thursday and retracted a statement he made Tuesday saying Michael Phelps would swim in the 4x100 relay final.
|U.S. swimmers' treated patches raise questions|
Specially treated energy patches used by swimmers at the Olympic trials earlier this month will be sent to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for testing amid concerns the patches contain testosterone.
|Thompson, Jensen cap swim trials with wins|
Jenny Thompson has two more chances for her own Olympic gold medal. Thompson won the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday, giving her a second individual event in Athens. She also qualified in the 100 butterfly.
|Woodward: Reality sets in|
Michael Phelps hasn't squelched talk of chasing the all-time record. But trials gave him a taste of how tough it will be.
|Phelps qualifies for 6th event, loses 2nd swim trial|
Ian Crocker broke his own world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Tuesday, handing Michael Phelps his second loss in as many days.
|Correia first black woman to make U.S. swim team|
With a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle, Maritza Correia became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic swim team.
|Phelps loses 200 backstroke to Peirsol's WR|
Aaron Peirsol sent a clear message to the world's greatest swimmer Monday, setting a world record in the 200-meter backstroke and handing Michael Phelps his first loss of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
|Grandfathers watch Hall Jr. swim|
Charles Keating, now 80, had not seen Gary Hall Jr. compete since high school and wasn't a presence in his life -- in part because Keating served nearly five years of a 12½-year federal prison sentence after being convicted of securities fraud.
|Phelps relays interest in team swim races|
Michael Phelps would like to get as many as nine chances to break Mark Spitz's record.
|End for Bennett no longer in the distance|
Brooke Bennett succeeded Janet Evans as America's premier distance swimmer eight years ago. Now it appears Bennett's reign in the grueling freestyle races is nearing an end.
|Vollmer has enough heart to make swim team|
When Dana Vollmer heads to the pool, she brings along her suit, cap and goggles. Her mother is in charge of the defibrillator.
|Woodward: Heartbreak and joy|
U.S. swimmers bask in the glory of survival tempered by the sorrow of those who didn't make the cut.
|Phelps makes it 3-for-3 in swimming trials|
Michael Phelps made it three in a row at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Saturday, dominating the 200-meter butterfly to stay on course in his bid to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in Athens.
|Woodward: Comeback complete|
A mature Jenny Thompson deals with some emotional times to qualify for another Olympics.
|Coughlin's Athens-bound; Phelps is 2-for-2|
Derailed four years ago, Natalie Coughlin easily won the 100-meter backstroke Friday night in the U.S. trials, finishing 1.39 seconds ahead of former California teammate Haley Cope.
|Woodward: Swimming upstream|
It may take a lot more than seven gold medals to change the way Americans think about swimming.
|Medical marvel: Thompson poised for Athens|
Jenny Thompson wasn't ready to give up swimming. Now, she'll likely finish her brilliant career at the Olympics.