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United States' Michael Phelps, right, and United States' Ryan Lochte, left, prepare for the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

France edges past U.S. in 4x100m men's free relay

The U.S. men couldn't repeat their gold-medal performance in Beijing, falling to France in the closing moments of the 4x100 meter freestyle relay. While the first three swimmers, including Michael Phelps, gave the U.S. an early lead, anchor Ryan Lochte failed to hold onto the lead.