Lane 1- news.com posts "Business deals drying up for Grant Hackett. GRANT Hackett has been dumped as an ambassador for Uncle Tobys after 14 years as the fallout continues from his booze-fueled home-wrecking episode. The Olympian's contract with Uncle Tobys and its parent company, Nestle, was not renewed last month. The move came three months after it was revealed Hackett had a meltdown in October at the luxury Melbourne apartment he shared with wife Candice Alley and their two children."
Lane 2 - Fox Charlotte posts (w/video) "Olympian and Gold Medal Winner Nick Thoman. Olympic Star, Nick Thoman, stops by to talk to Bruce about the Olympics, winning two medals, and his relationship with his teammates. He also talks about his swimming future."
Lane 3 - Boston Globe posts "R.I. man to swim for others, right where his life nearly ended. Trent Theroux will attempt a 13-mile swim in September to raise money for patients with spinal cord injuries."
Lane 4 - Boxscorenews.com posts "Canadian Para swimming team arrives in London for Paralympic Games. After a 12-day training camp in Italy, Canada’s 24-member Para swimming team landed in London and moved into the Paralympic Athlete Village on Wednesday for the 2012 Paralympic Games August 29 to September 9. “It’s hard to contain the excitement that we are here in London,” said Summer Mortimer of Hamilton, a four –time world champion competing at her first Games. “The atmosphere is absolutely incredible and we are still six days from the start of the Games.”
Lane 5 - Online Athens posts "After year away, Schmitt returns to UGA as Olympic celebrity. Schmitt has returned to Athens from London as the most decorated Olympic swimmer in Georgia history. But she’s no longer just another college kid standing at the bus stop because that backpack she’s carrying might contain a gold medal or two or maybe even three."
Lane 6 - USA Today posts "Olympian's fatherhood plan: Avoid Ryan Lochte. Olympic gold medalist Brendan Hansen revealed that he and wife, Martha, are expecting a girl on the Today Show Thursday. Hansen appeared on Today with Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte and added that he plans to keep his baby girl as far away from Lochte as possible."
Lane 7 - Forbes posts "Meet the Man Behind Ryan Lochte's 'REEZY JEAH!' Glasses. Meet Jassim Basaria, a 24-year-old graduate from the University of Central Florida. The entrepreneur, who goes by Jay, and Lochte’s agent Erika Wright, the first runner up in the 1997 Miss America Pageant, discussed creating the novelty glasses a few months ago. Several thousand pairs sold on Lochte’s website within a few days. Lochte has worn them to media and social events, and his fans seem to get a kick out of them."
Lane 8 - WaPo has "Hippo that wandered into swimming pool dies during rescue operation. A hippo who wandered into a swimming pool at a South African game lodge three days ago died Friday before a rescue team could pull him out with a crane, a cruel blow to many across this country who hoped the animal would be saved."