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5 Olympic things to know for Sunday

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  • United States' Michael Phelps competes in the men's 400-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012.

      United States' Michael Phelps competes in the men's 400-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012.
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LONDON -- Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Sunday:

1. Swimming: The United States, Australia and France go for gold in the final of the 4 x100m freestyle relay, a day after Michael Phelps was stunningly defeated by teammate Ryan Lochte.

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2. Basketball: The U.S. men's team plays France (and NBA star Tony Parker).

3. Fans: Londoners -- and visitors -- are craving tickets for the Olympics yet many seats have been empty so far. Will organizers be able to ensure a full house even if it means giving them away?

4. A British royal: Zara Phillips took part in the eventing dressage competition. She's the daughter of Princess Anne and rode a horse called High Kingdom.

5. The hosts: Can Britain get on the podium? The country had high hopes of a medal on Saturday but fell short. Will their luck change?

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