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Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time, will compete in Britain for the first time in December in a Ryder Cup-style "Duel in the Pool" event pitting some of Europe's best swimmers, including Britain's Rebecca Adlington, against America.

Mock the Week rapped over Adlington joke

A "bad taste" joke made by comedian Frankie Boyle on Mock The Week about the Queen did not breach editorial guidelines, the BBC Trust found today.

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Great Britain's Fran Halsall won the silver medal in the 100m freestyle at the world championships here in Rome last night. Halsall was third at the halfway mark but pushed hard in the latter stages to finish second. She touched in 52.87sec, claiming Britain's fifth medal in the pool in the process.

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Adlington 'happy' with world bronze

Duo earn Britain's first medals at the world championships in Rome

Daley's luck takes a dive

Tom Daley experienced the highs and lows of international competition in the space of 72 hours when he returned to the Foro Italico, scene of his individual gold medal triumph, to finish ninth in the 10 metre synchro with partner Max Brick at the World Championships.

Swimsuit ban welcomed by British team's top coach

British swimming's performance director Michael Scott is looking forward to the sport moving on after a vote to ban controversial non-textile swimsuits – but he will have to wait until next year.

Swimming: Rebecca Adlington looks to future

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington is putting her Beijing success behind her as she heads into the World Championships in Rome.

Rebecca Adlington: 'I was getting out of training crying. Your mind plays tricks'

She's the girl next door with a radiant smile and bubbly personality. She's also a double Olympic champion who says the whirlwind of attention blew her away. Richard Wilson speaks to Rebecca Adlington

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