When does Michael Phelps swim?: 2012 Olympics preview

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U.S. swimming sensation Michael Phelps qualified for eight events in the London Summer Games, but will drop the 200m freestyle event, leaving him with a chance for seven medals in the London Games (he won eight gold medals in Beijing in 2008). Phelps, who has 16 medals (14 gold), only needs three more to surpass the 18 career medals won by former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, and he could become the world’s most decorated Olympian on July 31 in the 200m Butterfly final. Other key events for Phelps include the 400m Individual Medley on July 28 and the 200m Individual Medley final on Aug. 2, in which Phelps will race against teammate and rival Ryan Lochte in one of the most anticipated matchups of the London Games.

When Does Michael Phelps Swim?
Schedule Of London Olympic Events For Michael Phelps

All times Eastern.

400m Individual Medley*
July 28 — 5am Qualification, NBC daytime
July 28 — 2:30pm Finals, NBC primetime

4x100m Freestyle Relay
July 29 — 7:05am Qualification, NBC daytime
July 29 — 3:54pm Finals, NBC primetime

200m Butterfly
July 30 — 5:25am Qualification, NBC daytime
July 30 — 3:30pm Semifinals, NBC daytime
July 31 — 2:47pm Final, NBC primetime

4x200m Freestyle Relay
July 31 — 6:17am Qualification, NBC daytime
July 31 — 3:47pm Finals, NBC primetime

200m Individual Medley*
Aug. 1 — 6:14am Qualification, NBC daytime
Aug. 1 — 3:36pm Semifinals, NBC daytime
Aug. 2 — 3:16pm Finals, NBC primetime

100m Butterfly
Aug. 2 — 6:21am Qualification, NBC daytime
Aug. 2 — 3:51pm Semifinals, NBC daytime
Aug. 3 — 2:38pm Final, NBC primetime

4x100m Medley Relay
Aug. 3 — 7:04am Qualification, NBC daytime
Aug. 4 — 3:27pm Final, NBC primetime

*Phelps vs. Lochte event

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