Found July 27, 2012 on The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Michael Phelps
Just like the last two Olympics, Michael Phelps will not march with Team USA at the Opening Ceremony. Phelps will not march because he has a swimming heat the following morning. Phelps has a heat at 10AM in the 400 IM, one of the most grueling events, and marching and standing around for hours isn't the greatest thing to do when you need to get up early in the morning. "That is one of the downfalls swimmers have of competing early in the Olympics," Phelps said, "but I kind of like going first."

London 2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps gives uninspiring performance… barely qualifies for the Mens 400M IM Final

Arguably the greatest Olympic Athlete ever gave a very uninspiring performance this morning as Michael Phelps of the United States came very close to missing the medal round in the 400M IM this morning. Phelps qualified in the eighth and final spot just making it by seven hundreths of a second. Questions will now continue to arise as to whether or not the 14-time Olympic Gold...

Michael Phelps' Olympic Feats Deserve Recognition as Most Significant Sports History in Past Decade

Think back to the 90s. Now the 80s. Now the 70s. For those of you old enough to remember, think back to the 60s, the 50s, maybe even the 40s. Now dig into your mental history books, and try to remember every aspect of those years. Every event, every trend, every pivotal moment. Chances are, somewhere in your review of each decade, you thought of a sports moment. And chances are,...

Column: Phelps proves human after all

The crowd at the Olympic Aquatics Centre arrived late, as if they were trying to stall off the inevitable. Anyone with a prized ticket to the first big showdown of the London Games had to know Michael Phelps was in trouble earlier in the day when he barely qualified for the final of the event he owns two gold medals in. That was a shocker, but what happened Saturday night in the...

Michael Phelps goes ultra casual for headshot

Michael Phelps didn't exactly get dressed up for his official Olympic headshot.

Michael Phelps’ official 2012 Olympic Games headshot is stonerrific

Headshot?  More like mugshot…amirite? With much thanks to the always dapper Bob’s Blitz, here is American swimmer Michael Phelps’ official 2012 London Olympic Games headshot.  I understand not shaving because the scruffy look is all hip and now, but how about maybe dragging a comb through that hair Mike?  Maybe make yourself a little more presentable, seeing that you are...

A textbook, not a coach, guides Rwandan swimmer

If there's such a thing as a textbook swimmer, Rwanda's Jackson Niyomugabo - not Michael Phelps - may be it. That's because he learned how to swim from one. Niyomugabo, who is competing at the London Olympics in the 50-meter freestyle, used a French book called ''The Secrets of Swimming Development'' to perfect his stroke. ''My main coach all...

Torres: Here's how to beat Phelps

The first U.S. swimmer to compete at five Olympics has some advice for Ryan Lochte and anyone else who wants to beat Michael Phelps: Keep quiet. ''If I was his competitor, I wouldn't say a word,'' four-time Olympic champion Dara Torres said Thursday. Phelps' duel with U.S. teammate Lochte will be the main event in swimming at this year's Olympics, and...

"Call Me Maybe" Michael Phelps Ryan Lochte Music Parody

"Call Me Maybe" Phelps Lochte Music Parody Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to us on Twitter. Subscribe or... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Join U.S. Olympic Swim Team in 'Call Me Maybe' Sing-Along (Video)

Every summer, there's always that one song that you can't seem to avoid. It's on the radio, it's on TV, you hear it in your sleep. Well this summer, that song is undoubtedly "Call Me Maybe," by Carly Rae Jepsen. And the growing trend seems to be parody videos of the song that just won't seem to go away. The latest group to hop on the "Call Me Maybe...

Classic Matchup Set for 400 IM or reign over?

The Olympics are here and the first huge event for the USA is the matchup of the Olympic hero Michael Phelps and rival Ryan Lochte…the problem is the swimmers are not exactly where we expected them to be! The two favorites coming in to the heats had also swam the world’s fastest times this year with Lochte swimming 4:07:06 and Phelps 4:07:89 at this years Olympic trials in...

Ryan Lochte wins gold in 400 IM; Phelps finishes fourth

Unless you watched it online, you’ll have to wait until the NBC tape delay tonight to watch it. Ryan Lochte won the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds and Michael Phelps finished a disappointing fourth. Phelps won the gold in this event four years ago with a world record time that still stands. Based on that you have to wonder if all the reports about Phelps...

Olympics: NBC Adds Live Swimming Coverage to Saturday Schedule

In a rarity, swimming will be televised live on NBC Saturday morning. The NBC broadcast network will air live coverage of Saturday’s men’s 4×100 individual medley qualifying heats, featuring Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Coverage will air during the 5:00 AM-6:00 AM hour, with NBC cutting away from originally scheduled coverage of a the men’s cycling road race....

London 2012 Swimming: Day 1 Recap

With the pageantry of the Opening Ceremony out of the way, night 1 of the swimming program saw four medal events taking place, two men’s and two women’s with a couple of semi finals in there too. Each day of the games I’ll be bringing you a brief recap of all the medal races from the Aquatic Centre so let’s get started with Day 1. MEN’S 400m IDIVIDUAL MEDLEY One of the...

Ryan Lochte wins 400 IM in blowout

On a stunner of an opening night at the pool in London, Michael Phelps was routed by his American rival, Ryan Lochte in the 400-meter individual medley, losing to Lochte by more than 4 seconds Saturday. That’s not all: The winningest Olympian ever didn’t win any medal at all, the first time that’s happened in a race of this magnitude since he was a 15-year-old kid competing...
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