Lane 1 - Herald Sun posts "Stephanie's stripper pole revelation. STEPHANIE Rice seems to have shed some light on the cause of her crippling shoulder injury, yesterday admitting she had a stripper pole installed in her home."
Lane 2 - Courier Mail posts (w/video) "Worst dive ever? German Stephan Feck's Olympic diving hopes went down with a splash in the 3m springboard competition when he lost his grip on one of his legs, sending him into an uncontrollable spin."
Lane 3 - Socialitelife posts "Ryan Lochte, James Magnussen, Nathan Adrian & Hot Swimmers Whoop It Up At Last Lap Party. We just want to be normal again,” swim champ and silver medallist James Magnussen said over the thumping disco base and din as he led his teammates into the Aussie Olympics hotspot The Last Lap. Most of the Aussie swim team turned out to blow off some Games steam, joined by hundreds of athletes from all nations, some wearing their Olympic medals and others showing off freshly inked Olympic tattoos."
Lane 4 - Herald Sun posts "Why are Aussies ‘bagging' Thorpie the TV star? EDITOR-at-large Melissa Hoyer in London on Ian Thorpe: Great Britain's newest and biggest TV star ... Look, yes, I am saying "look", because that is about the only word swimming enigma Ian Thorpe said that garnered criticism. As a major commentator on Great Britain's BBC's expert swimming team, Thorpie totally nailed his gig. So why would the pucker BBC fly in an Aussie (and pay him a reported $10,000 a day) to cover swimming for the Olympics? Well, because he is damn good, knows his stuff and refreshingly, was told so by most of GB. And what a relief is that to the usual, smug, tall-poppy crap that is sometimes thrown at him?"
Lane 5 - ESPN posts "Swimmers seek better exposure outside the Olympics. Swimming doesn't have an established worldwide circuit, so the biggest chance its athletes have to be in the spotlight is at the games. Some top competitors feel it's time to capitalize on the window of opportunity Phelps' success and the games created. "It is hard for swimmers, just because it's every four years and we only really get one time to shine," Phelps' American rival Ryan Lochte told The Associated Press. "(A full-time circuit) is what we need if we want to make the sport bigger than what it is or what it was."
Lane 6 - NYDN posts "Chinese swimming team get hero's welcome. The Chinese swimming team, which won five gold medals at the London Olympics, received a hero's welcome when it arrived at the Beijing airport. Hundreds of fans greeted their heroes Monday afternoon, some carrying bouquets. The crowds burst into exciting screams as Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen, who won two gold medals each, showed up, reports Xinhua."
Lane 7 - Evening Standard posts "Ian Thorpe: I wanted to compete. I tried to and I didn’t qualify. Look, he’s the unexpected television star of the Olympics but Ian Thorpe - part man, part fish - just wanted to be in the pool. Richard Godwin meets our catch of the Games."
Lane 8 - Sports Business Journal posts "Inside ‘new’ NBC’s Olympic Games: Hot start helps execs stay positive."