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Mon., June 25, 2012

Michael Phelps could have a showdown with rival Ryan Lochte on the very first day of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. USA Swimming announced Sunday that Phelps passed on the deadline to scratch from the 400-meter individual medley, meaning the winningest Olympian ever will at least swim the preliminary round this morning. Should he qualify for the evening final and decide to race, he could be pitted against Lochte and Tyler Clary, who went 1-2 in the event at last year’s world championships. NBC Sports will air taped coverage of preliminary heats throughout the trials and NBC will show live coverage of finals. – Associated Press



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