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Michael Phelps, Rachel Brown and the Cultural Olympiad

As the US Olympic swimming trials get underway, the legendary Michael Phelps speaks about his comeback and rivalry with fellow American Ryan Lochte. Eleanor Oldroyd, former and...

As the US Olympic swimming trials get underway, the legendary Michael Phelps speaks about his comeback and rivalry with fellow American Ryan Lochte. Eleanor Oldroyd, former tennis player Mark Woodford and hurdler Jack Green discuss if athletes should take part in Olympic opening ceremony. Everton goalkeeper Rachel Brown and Colin Murray discuss how pregnancy impacts on sporting careers. An emotional BBC Sheffield witnesses the most severely injured solider ever, former paratrooper Ben Parkinson, walk with the torch. With less than 30 days until the Games, the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad picks up pace; BBC Scotland has a live performance of the world-class Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra with children from Raploch in Stirling; Simon Armitage tells Front Row about The Poetry Parnassus and after the spectacular BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, DJ Trevor Nelson reflects on the importance of Olympic investment in the area.

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