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Ryan Lochte And Michael Phelps: A Bromance In 13 Photos

Lots of powerful relationships are made at the Olympics. But perhaps none is more significant than the swimmers that together make Phelpte. Feel the love.

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1. Relationships can develop a push-pull quality when partners are in the throes of an Olympic bromance AND fiercely competitive at the same time.

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Here Lochte may pull away, but Phelps, perhaps drawn by inexplicable force, eagerly floats forth to his man.

2. The convenient part about being Olympic swimming bros is always having someone around to be straight with you.

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"I don't have that embarrassing goggles mark on my forehead, do I?"

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5. But at the end of a match, Phelpte knows knows the other is just a plastic floating rope away.

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"Bro, tell me when the camera turns away so I can stop making my sexy face."

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