Olympic Swimming Predictions 2012: Gold Medal Odds for Every Event

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Olympic Swimming Predictions 2012: Gold Medal Odds for Every Event
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A lot of epic performances (mostly involving Michael Phelps) were delivered in the Water Cube at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

This time around, the London Aquatics Centre will be the spot where a lot of incredibly fit humans will swim exceedingly fast as the world watches.

Here’s a guide to top contenders, current world records, predictions and odds in each event. If your knowledge of Olympic swimming is a little cloudy, use this event-by-event guide to de-fog your viewing goggles.

 

*A quick note about world records: You'll notice that nearly every world record was set in 2008 or 2009. That's because competitors were wearing the synthetic "supersuits" during those years before FINA changed the rules.

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