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That's No Swimsuit, That's A Racing System

After the 2008 Olympics, organizers re-wrote the rules to outlaw Speedo's lightning-fast full-body swimsuits. The company went back to the drawing board and came up with a new system — and it's helping speed top swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte to the medal stand.
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Phelps Picks Up Gold In 'Final' Race Of His Career

Michael Phelps swam what he says was his last Olympic race: the men's 4x100 medley relay. NPR's Howard Berkes, who was in London, tells host Guy Raz about the race.
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Swimming: U.S. Women Set A World Record As They Take Gold

Swimming in London's Aquatic Center, the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team set a new world record in winning a gold medal, with Allison Schmitt swimming freestyle to anchor a relay that finished two seconds ahead of the competition, at 3:52.05.
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Phelps Wins His 18th Gold Medal, As His Olympic Career Ends

Swimming the final race of his Olympic career, Michael Phelps gilded his resume just a bit more, helping the men's 4x100m medley relay team claim the gold medal. Phelps turned away a surprising challenge from the Japanese relay team, which had the lead when he went into the water to swim butterfly.

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