Found August 04, 2012 on
Talk about finishing a career on a high note. Michael Phelps' career as an Olympic swimmer appears to be finished, and he is bringing home the perfect medal to wrap up his career. Phelps won gold in the 4x-100 meter medley relay on Saturday night, giving him 22 medals in his career, 18 of which are gold. Down 0.21 seconds, Phelps dove into the pool, and in the second half of the race when turned fortunes around for the Americans. Phelps swam past Takeshi Matsuda of Japan and handed teammate Nathan Adrian a lead of 0.21 seconds. The United States...

A timeline of swimmer Michael Phelps' career

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...

Phelps the gold standard to the end

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...

The Greatest Olympian of All Time

The Greatest Olympian of All TimePhoto credit: 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...

Michael Phelps, hockey player?

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...

Column: Done looking at the world through goggles

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...

Michael Phelps live press conference (video)

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...

Furious Pete tackles the non-existent Michael Phelps diet challenge

Reaction to Phelps' final race

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...

Michael Phelps stoked about receiving tweets from Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy

Michael Phelps may be the most popular athlete in the world right now, but that doesn’t mean he’s above acting like an excited fan when he receives tweets from celebrities. Phelps, who added to his record Olympic medals total with a gold in the 200-meter individual medley on Thursday, spent a portion of his time the past few days responding to congratulatory tweets. Two in...

Sir Michael Phelps, Your Carriage Awaits You

It’s fair to say the American medal magnet collected a sack full by conquering water the way England sacked the world when it ruled the seven seas. Everyone goes home a special prize. If Elizabeth I was brave enough to knight an old pirate like Sir Walter Raleigh, Elizabeth II ought to do the same for our newest buccaneer. Who wouldn’t want to see that happen? Since he broke...

Michael Phelps butterflys to 17th Olympic gold medal

Michael Phelps beat South Africa's Chad le Clos and Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin (who finished with identical times) by 0.23 seconds today to win the 100-meter butterfly and his 17th career gold... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps? Who's your pick?

Who's really Mr. Olympics, Bolt or Phelps?

Fancy a curry? Games athletes have range of choice

Fancy a traditional English fry-up for breakfast? How about a chicken curry or some kimchi? Or would a lamb samosa and some baba ganoush from a halal kitchen be more to your taste? Step right this way. The athletes' dining room in the Olympic village is a food court like no other, offering the world's elite athletes healthy, hearty food and fuel, 24 hours a day - and doing...
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