Games of the XXX Olympiad: July 27 - August 12, 2012

Final Chapter: Phelps' Final Olympics

Michael Phelps ended his storied career with six medals in London, bringing his all-time total to 22 - the most in history. Watch as the world's greatest swimmer - and Olympian - reviews his final Games.

Team USA

The Distance Queen

The Distance Queen

15-year-old American Katie Ledecky won the women's 800m freestyle in front of a royal audience at the London Olympics.

Phelps & Bowman

Phelps & Bowman

Bob Bowman has been there every step of the way for Michael Phelps — through all the gold medals and the few mishaps. 

About This Sport

Swimming Basics

Swimming Basics

The swimming competition in London is composed of 32 pool events and two open-water races, ranging from the 50m freestyle to the 10-kilometer marathon race.

Features

Franklin's Golden Games

Franklin's Golden Games

Missy Franklin capped her first Olympics with a fourth gold and a second world record in 24 hours on the last day of swimming in London.

Grading Ryan Lochte

Grading Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte said all along that 2012 was his year. Was his five medal performance enough to consider his meet a success?

Get In The Games

Which American swimmer had the most impressive performance in London?