EARLY GOLD RUSH

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USA's Michael Phelps reacts after a men's 400-meter individual medley heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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USA's Michael Phelps reacts after a men's 400-meter individual medley heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The action's well underway, with Britain hoping for an early gold in the men's cycling road race. Elsewhere, swimming heats began, with Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the Beijing Games four years ago, looking to qualify for potentially his first of the London Games.

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