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TONY JONES, PRESENTER: One of America's top swimmers says the sport is awash in doping. Gary Hall
Jr. made the comments at the US Olympic swimming trials.

Here's our Olympics reporter, Lisa Millar.

LISA MILLAR, REPORTER: US champion Michael Phelps is determined to dominate these Olympics and he's
given a stunning display of intent, smashing the world record in the 400-metre medley at the US
swimming trials. His team-mate Katie Hoff did the same in the women's 400-metre medley, reclaiming
the record from Australian, Stephanie Rice.

But it was veteran swimmer Gary Hall Jr who stole the headlines, suggesting swimming is awash will
illegal drugs. He told reporters he "...trains with an international group of swimmers and all of
them have stories and a few of them have had offers," the comments quickly making waves around the
world.

IAN THORPE, OLYMPIAN: I don't think "awash" is the right phrase, but I think people would be naive
to think that sport is 100 per cent clean.

LISA MILLAR: Another former champion isn't surprised by Gary Hall's comments.

DAWN FRASER, OLYMPIAN: Hall Jr. would come and say something like that because he comes from a
country where they make the drugs, and we all know about some of their top-line athletes who are
now banned from the sport.

LISA MILLAR: And still making a splash, the new Speedo LZR suits, Michael Phelps wearing one for
his record breaking swim. Ian Thorpe says there's too much focus on it.

IAN THORPE: You got sucked into the whole spin on how incredible this new product is and, you know,
it should be how incredible are these athletes.

LISA MILLAR: He says the suits might help a little, but can't replace the hours of training needed
to snag a medal.

Lisa Millar, Lateline.