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Sitting here in the blissful aftermath of what Michael Phelps has achieved, it’s hard to believe his storied Olympic career is over. Which may be why so many experts are saying he isn’t done, despite his public declarations that he’s hanging up the Speedo for good. But he’s right; he has nothing else to prove. That’s part of the challenge; how will he ever outdo himself? Life may not hold adventures as lofty as history-making Olympic greatness, but there’s still plenty of life to be lived and plenty of adventures to be had. In all of his Olympic interviews, he’s made it clear that he’s ready for the next big thing. In that case, may I suggest that he give hockey a try?
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On the first day of the rest of his life, Michael Phelps found old habits are hard to break.
He got up around 6 in the morning Sunday, as he did while he was training.
Phelps can start sleeping later now, having ended his swimming career in London as the most decorated Olympian ever with 18 golds, 22 medals overall.
He hasn't officially signed his retirement papers, but says...
A look at the career of Michael Phelps, who retired after swimming his final event of the London Olympics on Saturday:
2000 - Makes first Olympic appearance at Sydney Games, becoming youngest male swimmer on the U.S. team at age 15. Finishes fifth in his only event, the 200-meter butterfly.
2001 - Becomes the youngest male (15 years, 11 months) to set a world record when he breaks...
With Prince William and King James, Kobe and Kate in attendance, Michael Phelps dove in for his final individual race of any kind and absolutely crushed that 100 fly, winning gold easily despite being in seventh at the turn.
Of course, he did. What did we expect? This is the greatest swimmer in the history of the world and this is what he does, win races, at least for another day...
Seventh at the turn, an Olympic champion at the end. Make it 17 gold medals for Michael Phelps. What a way to go out in the final individual race of his career. With those long arms whipping through the water, Phelps was next-to-last when he touched the wall at the far end of the pool in the 100-meter butterfly but in a familiar position when he made the touch that counted Friday...
Michael Phelps has always talked about changing the sport of swimming. He certainly made it more exciting by collecting more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. But where does the sport go now that its most visible star is retiring?
Swimming doesn't have an established worldwide circuit, so the biggest chance its athletes have to be in the spotlight is at the games...
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In the current 2012 London Olympics, Michael Phelps broke a record that required the ability of a truly phenomenal athlete. Phelps broke a 40 year old record held by Larisa Latynina from USSR for the most career olympic medals. Latynina, a gymnast, held the count at 18 olympic medals. Not only did Phelps tie the record...
He says he's done looking at the world through goggles.
And taking all his directions from the black line on the bottom of a pool.
There's no need to restart the debate over whether Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, at least not on the night he walked off the pool deck and out of competitive swimming for good. Or so he said.
''I could probably sum it...
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On Monday the 6th of August, Michael Phelps the most successful Olympian of all time will be giving an exclusive press conference in London.
We will be streaming the press conference live via a webcast that you will be able to watch here. Once the event is finished the player will switch to on-demand mode for anyone who missed it live.
The press conference will start at 08.45 GMT...
Michael Phelps' swimming career ended Saturday night in predictable fashion - a gold medal, the 18th of his Olympic career and 22nd medal overall. Here's a selection of reaction from the Twitter world in the minutes that followed after Phelps and the U.S. won the 4x100-meter medley relay in his final race:
''Wow @MichaelPhelps wow. He's gone somewhere no...
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Despite the love affair with hating NBC for its delayed coverage and contempt for its stupid viewers, the 2012 Summer Olympics have had some amazing moments. Obviously, Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorious, Missy Franklin, and many others have had remarkable performances, and of course there were the pooping divers and Retta’s awesome Twitter analysis. But generating...