This weekend, Heinz Kluetmeier will become the first photographer to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The longtime staff photographer at Sports Illustrated is undeniably hall-worthy. He’s shot iconic images of every major swimmer since 1970, from Mark Spitz to John…
Have you heard the news? Michael Phelps raced a Great White shark to kick off Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” in style. Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White aired Sunday night after months of anticipation, and it settled the question that I guess someone maybe thought of at some point: Could the…
The ongoing furor in response to Michael Phelps not actually getting into open water with a great white shark to race side by side is the dumbest and most hilarious in recent pop culture history. And it’s continuing! Hallelujah.
Tonight three legends of swimming—Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh—turned in identical times to share silver in the 100m butterfly. Last night, Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle. Modern timing systems are capable of measuring down to the millionth of a…
Michael Phelps just won his 22nd gold medal by dominating the field—which included his rival and countryman Ryan Lochte—in the 200 individual medley. Viewers in Canada, though, were led to believe Lochte led the race and that Phelps had fallen short. “Finally, he’s going to do it! Ryan Lochte is going to beat Michael…
Michael Phelps just won Olympic gold in the 200-meter butterfly. It’s his 20th lifetime gold medal and the perfect narrative conclusion to his comeback from having faltered in that very same race four years ago. It looked pretty cool, too.
Chad le Clos tried some shit with Michael Phelps before the pair’s semifinal tonight in Rio. Phelps, eh, wasn’t having it.
Michael Phelps wasn’t even supposed to be here today. After winning his 18th gold medal in London four years ago, he declared his career over. He came back after the U.S. lost to France in the 4x100 freestyle relay three years ago, and his second leg in that event tonight gave his team a lead over the French they…
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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