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By Jean Marbella | June 26, 2012
Omaha, Neb. -- Ryan Lochte again bested Michael Phelps on Tuesday night, this time in by a mere .02 seconds, in their semifinal heat in the 200-meter freestyle event of the Olympic qualifying trials. Both go on to the finals Wednesday night to see if one or both swims the event at the London Games. "I was a little sore this morning but I'm fine with that," said Phelps, who was stretching his neck from side to side as he entered for the race at the CenturyLink Center here.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Dana Vollmer got the first women's race, the 100-meter butterfly, off to a blazing start, setting a U.S. Open and trials record in the preliminaries with a 56.59-second finish. It lasted only until the semi-finals Monday night, when it was broken by a 56.42 finish by … Dana Vollmer . Elizabeth Beisel won the women's 400-meter individual medley with the 10th fastest ever time of 4 minutes 31.78 seconds. Katie Hoff , who formerly trained at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, still holds the world record of 4:31.12, which she set at the 2008 trials.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Michael Phelps enters Monday night's finals in the 400-meter individual medley seeded second to rival Ryan Lochte after the morning preliminary heats. Phelps' teammate at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Chase Kalisz, 18, swam to a surprise third-best time in the preliminaries that opened the Olympic qualifying trials here. "It was all right. It felt fairly relaxed ... The breaststroke was there," Phelps told reporters, referring to the third of the strokes in the medley. "Then I saw Chase and I knew I couldn't let him be anywhere close.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2012
Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week's qualifying trials — including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley. The question of how the Baltimore swimmer would cap off his already golden Olympic career this summer has been the subject of much speculation. His entry list for the swimming trials, which begin in Omaha, Neb., on Monday, at least partially answers that: The 200- and 400-meter individual medleys, the 100- and 200-meter butterflys, the 100- and 200-meter freestyles and the 200-meter backstroke.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Phelps remembers this as the city where he "came back," prompting his coach Bob Bowman to ask with mock innocence, "from where?" Bowman well knows, of course, that Phelps was referring to swimming his first race, the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix in 2009, after returning from a suspension after a photo of him with a marijuana bong surfaced. This weekend, he competed here for the last time, another stop in the valedictory lap he has been taking as he trains for his fourth and final Olympics this summer.
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By Ryanne Milani, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2012
Patrick Husson has come a long way since walking on to the UMBC swimming team as a freshman in the fall of 2010. Now, he's one of three Retrievers hoping to compete in his country's Olympic swimming trials for a spot in the Summer Games in London. Husson will participate in the U.S. trials in June in Omaha, Neb., for a chance to be one of two swimmers to represent his country in the 200-meter breaststroke. "I have nothing to lose and I'm just having a blast with training and preparing for this meet.
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Sports Digest | February 20, 2012
Et cetera Douglas falls in final at Olympic boxing trials Marlen Esparza of Houston, a six-time national champion, earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team at the trials Saturday night in Airway Heights, Wash., by defeating a fatigued Tyrieshia Douglas , 32-17, in the 112-pound final. Douglas, who trains at the Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore, and Mayer were the only boxers to fight on all six days of the tournament, yet Douglas, though tired, was aggressive from the start.
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By Kristin Jackson and Kristin Jackson,The Seattle Times | February 22, 2009
If you want to stay in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, or at the Whistler ski resort during next February's Winter Olympics, get ready for a marathon search for a room - and some very hefty prices. About 17,000 of the 25,000 hotel rooms in the Vancouver area already have been reserved by the Vancouver Organizing Committee, the official Olympics group, said Walt Judas, vice president of the city's Tourism Vancouver office. That includes virtually all of downtown Vancouver's 12,000 hotel rooms.
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By RICK MAESE | July 6, 2008
Omaha, Neb. -- And now the race is on. They've leapt from the starting blocks. In one lane, expectations. In another, hope. And in a third, speculation. Since Michael Phelps left Athens four years ago with six gold medals in his carry-on luggage, the assumption had been that he would earn more at the 2008 Games. But it wasn't until last night that we knew for certain he would even have the chance. His easy win in the 100-meter butterfly last night locked up his fifth individual win at the U.S. Olympic trials.
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