FREE Swimming World Magazine Olympic Games Preview Issue Now Available

PHOENIX, Arizona, August 1. THIS special Swimming World Magazine issue marks the second time that Sports Publications International has published a digital-only version of the magazine, allowing every swim fan throughout the world to download it for FREE.

Download FREE 2008 Olympic Games Preview here.

This one-of-a-kind issue, featuring Michael Phelps on the cover, is your best resource leading into the Olympic Games. The issue offers complete Event-by-Event Previews of all the pool swimming races, written by senior writer John Lohn. Steven Munatones rounds out the swimming events by telling us what to expect in his 10K Marathon Preview article.

The issue also features an article on the Top 10 Olympic Moments by Jeff Commings. Commings takes us back in time to relive historic moments in swimming, including Dawn Fraser's back-to-back-to-back gold-medal performances in the women's 100 free; Team USA's shocking win in the women's 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay over the drug-laced East Germans at the 1976 Olympics; and Janet Evans' record-breaking 400 meter free in Seoul.

For those traveling to Beijing, you'll have to read The Beijing Experience, which was written by Beijing resident Darryn Salt. For those staying home, you will enjoy reading Erica Ellis' article, All Eyes Are on the Cube, about the Olympic aquatic facility.

Ellis offers two additional stories in this issue. The first is entitled A "Clear" Concern, which discusses the challenges faced by the Olympic athletes due to the poor Beijing air quality. The next is called There's More Than Meets The Eye, which unravels the clever reason as to why there are five mascots for the Beijing Olympics.

If you are looking for diving, water polo and synchronized swimming previews, Premium Subscribers can download the following Swimming World Magazine issues to read more:

* Water Polo was previewed in the January 2008 issue
* Synchronized Swimming was previewed in the February 2008 issue
* Diving was previewed in the April 2008 issue

Download these previous issues here.

While researching Olympic content as a premium subscriber to Swimming World Magazine, you may want to read Jason Marsteller's articles on past Olympic success, broken down by regions from around the world and found in the following issues:

* Asian region was published in the January 2008 issue
* African region was published in the February 2008 issue
* South American region was published in the March 2008 issue
* European region was published in the April 2008 issue
* Oceania region was published in the May 2008 issue
* North American region was published in the June 2008 issue

Download these previous issues here.

Most importantly, this online magazine has the complete schedule of all the swimming competition, and is available for printing from your computer when you download this issue and scroll to page 54. If you are not a Premium Swimming World Member, Click Here To Learn More.

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Look for highlights of the Games in our September issue of Swimming World Magazine and a complete wrap-up in our October issue.

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