Olympic Swimming NPR'S Howard Berkes explores Australia's passion for swimming. In the first day of Olympic swimming competition, five world records fell. Australian talent Ian Thorpe thundered through the water with victories in single and relay events, stirring hopes that the Australians can replace America as the sport's dominant team.

Olympic Swimming

Olympic Swimming

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NPR'S Howard Berkes explores Australia's passion for swimming. In the first day of Olympic swimming competition, five world records fell. Australian talent Ian Thorpe thundered through the water with victories in single and relay events, stirring hopes that the Australians can replace America as the sport's dominant team.