Lane 1 - News.com posts "Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham given all-clear following scans after hitting head on pool deck. Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham says he'll heed a rudimentary lesson after hitting his head on a pool deck at the Australian diving championships. The 2008 Beijing 10m platform champion was taken to hospital for precautionary scans after banging his head when he fell while rushing to join fellow finallists for the 3m springboard event at Brisbane's Chandler Aquatic Centre on Thursday. He was later released when the scans came back clear."
Lane 2 - The Aqualillies posts via youtube "Aqualillies Holiday 2012. Preparing for our holiday show at the Roosevelt Hotel."
Lane 3 - Khaleej Times posts "The rainbow nation’s new hero.In a freewheeling chat with Khaleej Times, South African Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh reflected on his gold and world record in London, slammed the ‘powerful countries’ for harassing a Chinese teen sensation and put Phelps ahead of Bolt on his list of greatest Olympians ever."
Lane 4 - USA Today posts "Ryan Lochte gave away medals to Turkish children, wore these shoes. That's because Lochte handed out some of his medals from the meet to Turkish children. It's a gesture he's made before at non-Olympic meets, but always feels generous nonetheless. Lochte explained the inspiration for the gifts. "I remember when as a kid I looked up to an Olympian superstar," he told reporters. "I won't mention his name [but] I asked for an autograph and he said 'no'." Lochte also continued another tradition at short-course worlds: wearing fancy shoes on the medal stand. This time, a pair of psychedelic bears and monkey slippers made the cut. The latter pair are especially. "Ho, I think I have about, a total of 130 pairs of shoes," Lochte told The New York Times before the Olympics. "So you can say I like shoes."
Lane 5 - Sport24 posts "Chad puts dad before Team SA. South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos left the world short course championships in Istanbul on Sunday with two medals after he opted out of defending his 200m butterfly crown. However, sensationally, according to the Beeld website, Le Clos failed to turn up for the heats on Sunday morning after deciding to attend the BBC’s Sports Personality Awards in London. Le Clos' dad, Bert, was nominated for the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award for the emotional speech he gave following Chad’s gold medal win in London."
Lane 6 - SNST Patton post via youtube "Richard Hortness at Gift of Sport for KidSport Vancouver. Richard Hortness, two time Canadian Olympic swim team member shares a personal story of what KidSport means to him. Richard was the keynote speaker at Gift of Sport, a fundraiser for KidSport Vancouver, held at VanDusen gardens Dec 11, 2012. Visit the event website at www.agiftofsport.com."
Lane 7 - Mail Online posts (w/video) "Lauren Pope and Tom Daley leave Will.i.am's launch party hand-in-hand. He's an Olympic swimmer and she's an Essex reality star, but it seems that Lauren Pope and Tom Daley have forged an unlikely friendship. The pair were seen leaving will.i.am's party together and they were hand-in-hand as they made their way to a car. Lauren, 30, and Tom,18, were seen drinking and dancing with a group of friends as David Guetta performed a DJ set at the foto.sosho launch party at One Marylebone."
Lane 8 - The Independent posts "Inside Lines: Olympic Stadium in bid to host Gay Games of 2018. After the triumph of London 2012, another global event may be heading the way of Stratford's Queen Elizabeth (née Olympic) Park. The World Athletics Championships are booked for 2017 – assuming the revamped stadium is ready – but the following year could see London host the Gay Games, the world's largest sporting event for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes."