The most medaled human being in existence is going to make some more Olympic history. By winning the 200-meter butterfly at the Olympic trials in Omaha yesterday, Michael Phelps has qualified for his fifth summer games, a first for an American male swimmer.
Michael Phelps, who has been training at Arizona State in advance of the upcoming Olympics, participated in the ASU student section’s Curtain of Distraction during tonight’s game against Oregon State. And wouldn’t you know it, OSU guard Stephen Thompson Jr. missed both of his free throws.
Michael Phelps's comeback, with an eye on the 2016 Olympics, will be a little more difficult. After his DUI arrest last week, Phelps is now suspended from competition for six months.
Michael Phelps was sort of a mess when he was booked on DUI charges yesterday, according to court documents, which you can read below. According to police, Phelps's eyes were red and bloodshot, "his speech was mush mouth," and he blew a BAC nearly double the legal limit.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested on suspicion of DUI early this morning in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Before Michael Phelps was the most decorated Olympian ever, he was a 15-year-old kid who had attended the 2000 Summer Olympics, talking to local news about the experience. Like most teenagers, he was endearingly goofy. (He still is endearingly goofy.)
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Olympic legend Michael Phelps has picked up golf, taking on Hank Haney as an instructor and managing to register as a 24 handicap. He's playing with Paul Casey at the Dunhill Links Championship pro-am today in Scotland, and he managed to land a putt measured by the Daily Mail as a 50-yarder. The putt took nearly as…
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I was all set to read this Mike Lupica column about Michael Phelps with the headline "Michael Phelps and Roger Federer join ranks of Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan as greatest in history of their sport" to see what Mikey had to say. Then I saw the picture. And then I read the first sentence.
Team USA just put the finishing touches on a gold-medal race in the 4x100 medley relay, earning Michael Phelps his 18th Olympic gold medal. All signs point to this being the last race of Phelps's career, and he represented himself well, swimming a strong leg to help his team to a comfortable victory.
When Michael Phelps entered the pool for his final career Olympic swim, the Japanese 4x100 medley relay team held a slight lead. When the race ended, the U.S. led by nearly two seconds.
Michael Phelps just added to his Olympic-record medal total by winning the 100-meter butterfly in 51.21 seconds, touching the wall ahead of South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin, who tied for second (51.44). As he approached the turn, Phelps looked like he was in trouble. That's him in Lane 4, in…
Michael Phelps has already become history's most decorated Olympian, and swimming scholars will inevitably analyze his times and technique for years to come. But exactly how far has Phelps come from his humble roots? We got our hands on some meet results from 1995, when he was nine years old. How much faster is…
Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event in three successive Olympics when he held off American teammate Ryan Lochte to win the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1:54.27, just off Lochte's world record of 1:54 flat. It was a result that, if his reaction immediately afterward tells us…
Everyone had something to say about Ye Shiwen, the 16-year-old Chinese girl who blew away a world record and even outpaced Ryan Lochte's time over her final 50 meters. Most people kept the "d" word to themselves, calling Ye's swim "unbelievable" or "beyond belief" or "I don't believe she could swim that fast without…