PHOENIX, Arizona, December 29. WE average more than 3,000 news items posted a year here at Swimming World, and 2012 proved to be a particularly prolific year with nearly 4,000 items posts. With the end of the year coming, we're going to look back at the most read items from the previous year. Today, we look at the most read news items from July and August.

1. Cameron van der Burgh Admits to Cheating in Winning 100 Breast Olympic Title -- August 6, 2012
2. Dagny Knutson's Journey: How a Troubling Eating Disorder Consumes a Rising Star; Full Story -- August 27, 2012

3. The Morning Swim Show, April 6, 2012: Nathan Adrian Discusses Suit Malfunction, Preparation for Olympic Trials -- April 6, 2012
4. 2012 London Olympics: Ryan Lochte, Laszlo Cseh, Michael Phelps 1-2-3 in 200 IM Semis; Markus Rogan DQ Likely Means End of Career -- August 1, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
5. Cameron van der Burgh Must Give Back Olympic Gold Medal; Will FINA Also Take Action? -- August 8, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
6. 2012 London Olympics: Team USA Leads Men's 400 Medley Relay Prelims -- August 3, 2012
7. 2012 London Olympics: Nathan Adrian Blasts Top Time in Men's 100 Free Prelims; World-Record Holder Cesar Cielo Makes Semis; Cullen Jones Qualifies Ninth -- July 31, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)
8. Swimmers Stay Up Late: Grading Late Night TV Appearances by Nathan Adrian and Ryan Lochte -- August 25, 2012
9. IOC Strips Gold Medal of 2004 Olympian; Precedent Set to Take Cameron Van Der Burgh to the Cleaners -- August 9, 2012
10. U.S. Olympic Trials: Allison Schmitt, Katie Ledecky Under Trials Textile Best in 400 Free -- June 26, 2012 (Sponsored by FINIS)



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