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32 Olympic Swimming Tributes

From Swimmer Rivalry Parodies to Famous Fierce Athlete Ads

— August 4, 2012 — Special
These Olympic swimming tributes show the most famous and talked about stars of the competing teams in the London 2012 games.

From the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte to the records set by some of the world's quickest athletes, these innovations reflect both the controversies and triumphs of the games. The stars of these teams have become celebrities in their own right, and receive a disproportionate amount of media coverage compared to the stars of other sports. Fascinating, inspiring and incredibly quick, the swimmers who make up Olympic teams are almost superhuman in terms of their physical skill.

Whether they're starring in high-profile sponsored campaigns or pushing the limit in terms of world records, these athletes are well-deserving of the attention they attract.
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Dramatic Nation-Rousing Ads
Dramatic Nation-Rousing Ads
The Adidas ‘What Will You Take’ Promo Supports Team Great
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Olympic Swimmer Rivalry Parodies
Olympic Swimmer Rivalry Parodies
The 'Call Me Lochte' Video Pits Phelps Against Lochte
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Unbelievable Athletic Achievement Charts
Unbelievable Athletic Achievement Charts
The ‘Awe-Inspiring Olympic Records’ Infograph
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Blocked Olympic Swimmers
Blocked Olympic Swimmers
The 'LEGO Olympic 2012 Aquatic Center' Depicts this Year's Competitors
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Drink-Branded Athletic Programs
Drink-Branded Athletic Programs
Powerade Sports Academy Lets Amateurs Train With the Pros
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Olympic Athlete Singalongs
Olympic Athlete Singalongs
The USA Olympic Swimming Team Call Me Maybe Cover is Hilarious
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Breakfast-Promoting Olympic Ads
Breakfast-Promoting Olympic Ads
Kellogg 'Swimmer' Commercial Focuses on the Start of Each Day
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Athletic Warmup Portraits
Athletic Warmup Portraits
The Stretching Team USA Olympians Series Focuses on Training Sessions
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Hail Mary Endorsement Deals
Hail Mary Endorsement Deals
Mazda Makes Michael Phelps Highest-Paid Sponsor in Chinese History
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Famous Fierce Athlete Ads
Famous Fierce Athlete Ads
The Under Armour ‘Protect This House. I Will. Training' Commercial
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Water-Loving MP3 Players
Water-Loving MP3 Players
The Speedo Aquabeat is for Aquatic Athletes
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Olympic Cereal Mascots
Olympic Cereal Mascots
Michael Phelps Endorses Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
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Swimmers as Fish
Swimmers as Fish
'Swimmers' by Jonatan Fernstrom Explores Connection Between Man & Water
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Fake Taunting
Fake Taunting
Milorad Cavic Loses it, Michael Phelps Taunts (HILARIOUS)
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Athlete Comedians
Athlete Comedians
Michael Phelps to Host SNL
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Celebrated Athletes
Celebrated Athletes
Michael Phelps Named Sportsman of the Year by SI
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Reviving Olympic Sports
Reviving Olympic Sports
NBC Stalks Michael Phelps With New Championships Coverage
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Olympic Athlete Book Deals
Olympic Athlete Book Deals
Michael Phelps Shares History
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Ridiculously High-Calorie Diets
Ridiculously High-Calorie Diets
Caloric Consumption of Beijing Olympic Athletes
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13
Marijuana Monologues
Marijuana Monologues
'Saturday Night Live' Sketches Parody Michael Phelps' Pot-Smoking Debacle
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Phelps Hysteria
Phelps Hysteria
Top 8 Michael Phelps Articles
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Everyday Champion Advertisements
Everyday Champion Advertisements
The Nike 'Find Your Greatness' Commercial is Empowering
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Historic Olympic Records
Historic Olympic Records
Michael Phelps Wins 8 Gold Medals in Beijing
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Wonder Women Swimmers
Wonder Women Swimmers
Dara Torres Makes it to 5th Olympics
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Olympic Athletes as News Gossip
Olympic Athletes as News Gossip
CNN Roasts Amanda Beard on Michael Phelps
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Real Olympic Gold
Real Olympic Gold
Michael Phelps Jumps to #1 on Endorsement List
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Celebratory Commercials
Celebratory Commercials
Visa Congratulates Michael Phelps in Beijing 2008 Olympics
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Olympic Cover Spoofs
Olympic Cover Spoofs
Michael Phelps in Haute Couture
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Olympic Models
Olympic Models
Ryan Lochte Goes Fashionisto in GQ Magazine
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Objectified Male Parodies
Objectified Male Parodies
Michael Phelps as Dr. McSwimmy Pre Emmy Awards
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Olympic Covers
Olympic Covers
Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte in Men's Journal
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Glamorized Athlete Editorials
Glamorized Athlete Editorials
The Olympians by Joanna Kustra is Featured in Papercut Magazine
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