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Michael Phelps Opens Up About ADHD Struggles

Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Michael Phelps on comeback: 'We'll see if I get that itch again'

Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Phelps on comeback: ‘We’ll see if I get that itch again’

Michael Phelps hasn’t gotten the urge to return to swimming. Not yet anyway. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping . But, in a tantalizing concession that he hasn’t totally closed the door on another comeback, Phelps told The Associated Press that it might...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 days ago

Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer races in meet while pregnant

Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte doesn’t think he’ll ever go back to Brazil

Olympics bad boy Ryan Lochte says he’s likely banned from Brazil after his infamous fake robbery scandal in Rio de Janeiro last summer. “I don’t think I’m allowed [to go back],” he told TMZ.com in a video posted Friday. The disgraced swimmer risks jail if he returns to the country because he’s still charged with...
Via New York Post
14 days ago

Ryan Lochte sues pharma firm for yanking endorsement deal

Disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte — who lied about being robbed in Rio de Janeiro last year — is suing the headache medicine Migralex for reneging on a $125,000 endorsement deal. Lochte inked the sponsorship with Migralex’s parent company, Ember Therapeutics, on Sept. 27, 2016, just weeks after he was suspended from competing for 10...
Via New York Post
20 days ago

Michael Phelps seen sporting epic tan at national championship game

Michael Phelps looked like he fell asleep in a chair while tanning at some point in Arizona while at Monday night’s national championship game. Phelps got roasted — both by the sun and on social media — after being shown on TV looking just a bit sunburned. Check out how red his face is, and the tan line left by the sunglasses he was likely wearing while taking in massive amounts...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps has massive tan at national championship game

Michael Phelps was in attendance for Monday night’s NCAA National Championship Game between Gonzaga and North Carolina in Glendale, Ariz., and many took notice of his serious tan. The Olympic hero clearly had spent a lot of time in the sun and had a big tan. You could especially see it around his eyes. Folks turned him into a meme, commenting on both his tan and the look on his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin not blaming her Rio performance on injury, reveals details of shoulder surgeries

Missy Franklin revealed this week that she underwent surgery on both shoulders this year, but she doesn’t want her fans jumping to the conclusion that shoulder pain is the reason she struggled at the Rio Olympics last summer. Franklin, who posted the news of her surgeries on Twitter Wednesday while on a family vacation in Hawaii, repeatedly said in Rio that she didn’t know why...
Via The Denver Post
28 days ago

Dana Vollmer to make post-Olympic competitive debut while pregnant

Olympic champion Dana Vollmer will make her post–Rio Olympics competitive debut in Mesa, Ariz. next month at the Arena Pro Swim Series, she announced Thursday on social media. Vollmer, a seven-time Olympic medalist, will race the 50 meter free at USA Swimming’s pro/am series. She will compete while pregnant with her second child, who she is scheduled to deliver in July. In...
Via Excelle Sports
28 days ago

Following disappointing Rio Olympics, swimmer Missy Franklin recovering from shoulder surgery

Missy Franklin swam her way into America’s hearts at the London Olympics in 2012, but she followed that performance up with a bit of a letdown in Rio at the Summer Olympics last year. Some thought she had lost her edge, but it turns out she may have had some physical issues holding her back from dominance in the pool. Franklin announced on Wednesday that she is taking some time...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin taking time off to recover from shoulder surgery

Two-time Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin announced on Wednesday that she will be “taking some time off” to recover from shoulder surgery. Franklin had a disappointing summer last year, as she only qualified for the Rio Olympics in two events—the 200 free and 200 back, and also the 800 free relay after taking the world by storm at the London 2012 Games. At Rio, she failed to...
Via Excelle Sports
29 days ago

Recovering from surgery on both shoulders, Missy Franklin is back in the pool

Missy Franklin announced on Twitter Wednesday that she’s had two recent surgeries, one on each shoulder, and will be out of competition for the time being. That being said, she did recently return to the water for light training. In January, an MRI revealed that Franklin had bursitis in both shoulders and doctors determined that she would require surgery. The surgery removed bursal...
Via Mile High Sports
March 29, 2017

Three-time Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer will train and race for 2020 Games while pregnant

Her story is anything but ordinary. Dana Vollmer has broken records and defied odds for her entire athletic career, and at last summer’s Olympic Games, she became the first-ever swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal as a mother. Today, Vollmer, 29, is pregnant with her second child—and is still in the pool training for what will be her fourth Olympic Games in 2020, looking...
Via Excelle Sports
March 29, 2017

Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network’s Shark Week this summer, although he won’t be asked to outswim one. It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 28, 2017

Michael Phelps Receives ‘GOAT’ Treatment From Clever Starbucks Barista

If Michael Phelps wants to live a normal life in his retirement from swimming, his name might prevent him from doing so. The Olympic swimming legend was dubbed “The GOAT” on Monday during a routine visit to Starbucks. The Barista issued Phelps his new title on his coffee cup, which basically makes it official. Phelps’ wife and friend also shared in the American swimming hero’s...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets great name on Starbucks cup

Michael Phelps was in for a bit of a surprise when he ordered Starbucks on Monday.Phelps shared an image on Instagram of three Starbucks cups, all of which had rather unique names written on them in deference to the 28-time Olympic medalist. The “GOAT” -- which is an acronym for "Greatest of All Time" -- one is good. The “wife of GOAT” and “friend of GOAT” ones are just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps surprised with the best Starbucks cup 'misspelling' ever

Michael Phelps went to a Starbucks on Monday and, much like my experience at the coffee store today, his name was incorrectly spelled by the barista. But Phelps, the 22-time gold medalist and the (G)reatest (O)f (A)ll (T)ime at the Olympics, got a description perhaps a little more accurate than "Michael." That's gold - pun intended - and far better than the "Khris" I got. Also of...
Via FOX Sports
March 20, 2017

France’s Laure Manaudou honored into ISHOF Class of 2017

On Monday, The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) announced that France’s Laure Manaudou will be one of the 17 others honored into the ISHOF as the Class of 2017. Manaudou is the sixteenth member named to the class and will be recognized at the ceremonies on August 25-27 in Fort Lauderdale. At just the age of 16, Manaudou won a French national title in the 50m backstroke...
Via Excelle Sports
March 13, 2017

LOOK: Missy Franklin posts emotional photo for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, two-time Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin posted a heartfelt message. On Wednesday, Franklin posted a picture on Instagram of her crying, and said, “For #internationalwomensday I am going to show strength by showing you one of my weakest and proudest moments. I took this picture as I was sitting alone in the Olympic Village in Rio, watching...
Via Excelle Sports
March 08, 2017

Michael Phelps’ testimony to Congress: doping in swimming has frustrated me for years

Michael Phelps finally has said what he always wanted to say about swimming cheats.The Olympic swimming legend revealed his long-standing frustration over doping in swimming Tuesday during his testimony to the U.S. Congress. Phelps told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, which is investigating the international anti-doping system, he has suspected...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: My Stanford Story: Lia Neal

Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

For Michael Phelps, frequent drug testing became way of life

U.S. Olympic athletes such as Michael Phelps are drug tested around the clock by USADA.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
February 28, 2017

Michael Phelps tested 13 times before Rio, is baffled by others' records

Michael Phelps testified before a Congressional hearing about the impact of anti-doping.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
February 28, 2017

Stanford’s Ally Howe breaks Natalie Coughlin’s 15-year-old American, NCAA record in 100 Back

Stanford’s Ally Howe broke a 15-year-old American and NCAA record, previously held by Natalie Coughlin, in the women’s 100 back at the PAC-12 swimming championships Friday night. Howe finished with a time of 49.69 in the women’s 100 back to break Coughlin’s time of 49.97. Coughlin set that record in 2002 while winning her second of four straight NCAA championships in the...
Via Excelle Sports
February 25, 2017
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