Local rider Georgia Gould takes bronze in mountain biking

Local rider Georgia Gould takes bronze in mountain biking

Toward the end of a recent mountain bike race, Georgia Gould was leading until her leg cramped up and she was overtaken. In another, she had a flat tire, allowing two riders behind her to speed past and leave her in their dust.

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Michael Phelps to learn golf on 'The Haney Project'

We know what Michael Phelps is going to do next. Golf anyone?

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Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with finish that's golden

Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with finish that's golden

Someday, people will tell their grandchildren about this. How, under the swooping roof of the Aquatics Centre, on the final day of his final Olympics, they saw Michael Phelps race for the final time. They’ll remember how they saw him, one...

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An update on Maryland's 'other' Olympians in London

An update on Maryland's 'other' Olympians in London

The exploits of swimmers Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt, both who have ties to Baltimore, have been well documented throughout the 2012 London Olympics. Phelps has won two gold and two silver medals so far, and Schmitt has won two golds, a silver, and a bronze. Here’s a look at how the other athletes with Baltimore ties have fared so far in London:

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Michael Phelps sets another Olympic record by beating Ryan Lochte for gold in 200M IM

Michael Phelps sets another Olympic record by beating Ryan Lochte for gold in 200M IM

With Michael Phelps’ script calling for him to exit pool left after these Games, every day brings another last — of a particular race, for example, or a final matchup against a worthy rival. But even after four Olympics, Phelps is finding firsts.

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Michael Phelps OTHER tattoo: What the heck is it?

Michael Phelps OTHER tattoo: What the heck is it?

Michael Phelps has a tattoo on his hip of the Olympic rings. It's been there quite a while and peeps out from time to time when his shorts ride particularly low as they did today.

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Did Michael Phelps just take a big loss on his condo?

Did Michael Phelps just take a big loss on his condo?

Michael Phelps made history this week, becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time. But the winning seems to stop when it comes to his Baltimore real estate.

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Michael Phelps swims to second seed in 100M butterfly preliminaries

Michael Phelps swims to second seed in 100M butterfly preliminaries

Juggling congratulatory phone calls from President Obama and tweets from supermodel Bar Refaeli, the most decorated Olympian ever still got the job done in the pool: Michael Phelpsswam to a second-seed finish in the 100-meter butterfly preliminaries Thursday morning.

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Obama calls Phelps to share personal congratulations

Obama calls Phelps to share personal congratulations

Michael Phelps' phone rang as he headed to the Olympic pool here on Wednesday.

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Michael Phelps still has work left to do

Michael Phelps still has work left to do

On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.

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NBAC's Allison Schmitt claims gold in 4x200 freestyle relay

NBAC's Allison Schmitt claims gold in 4x200 freestyle relay

Bob Bowman was done, or so he thought. Something of the Michael Phelps Whisperer to the media, he can be counted on for insights, such as on Tuesday night after the Baltimore swimmer became the most decorated Olympian ever after winning a gold medal as anchor of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team.

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Michael Phelps seeded third in 200 IM final; Ryan Lochte is first

Michael Phelps seeded third in 200 IM final; Ryan Lochte is first

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps today qualified for Thursday’s 200 individual medley final at the Aquatic Centre in London.

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Allison Schmitt to swim anchor on 800-meter freestyle relay

Allison Schmitt to swim anchor on 800-meter freestyle relay

Allison Schmitt, who already has won medals in each of the three colors at the Summer Games, has a chance for another one tonight: The training pal of Michael Phelpsat North Baltimore Aquatic Club has been named anchor of the 800-meter freestyle relay.

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What they're saying about Michael Phelps

What they're saying about Michael Phelps

Here's a roundup of what national media are saying about Michael Phelps' 19th Olympic medal.

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After emotional, record-setting night, it's back to the pool for Phelps

After emotional, record-setting night, it's back to the pool for Phelps

The morning after he became the most decorated Olympian ever, after answering congratulatory tweets from President Obama and fellow Baltimorean Josh Charles among others, Michael Phelps was back in the pool Wednesday morning, swimming fast enough to qualify as the fourth seed in tonight's 200-meter individual medley.

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Michael Phelps breaks record for most Olympic medals with gold in 4x200-meter freestyle relay

Michael Phelps breaks record for most Olympic medals with gold in 4x200-meter freestyle relay

On the night in which Michael Phelps ascended to a truly Olympian peak, he never seemed closer to the ground.

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Phelps to swim anchor leg of upcoming 800-meter freestyle relay

Phelps to swim anchor leg of upcoming 800-meter freestyle relay

LONDON — Michael Phelps, after just becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time, will anchor the U.S. men's 800-meter freestyle relay tonight.

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Michael Phelps claims silver in 200M butterfly to tie Olympic medal record

Michael Phelps claims silver in 200M butterfly to tie Olympic medal record

Michael Phelps  won a silver medal today in the 200-meter butterfly to join a Russian gymnast as the most-decorated Olympians of all time.

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Ugly fan reactions to Olympic disappointments for U.S. athletes

Ugly fan reactions to Olympic disappointments for U.S. athletes

Here is the understatement of the year: Americans don’t like to lose. And when they do, they get squirrely and resentful, like a God-given right has been snatched from their fat little fingers and they don’t understand why.

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Phelps poised for another run at gold after 4x200 freestyle relay team posts top qualifying time

Phelps poised for another run at gold after 4x200 freestyle relay team posts top qualifying time

The U.S. 4x200 freestyle relay team posted the fastest qualifying time this morning at the Aquatic Centre in London, giving Michael Phelps a chance to break Soviet Union gymnast Larisa Latynina’s record for career Olympic medals today.

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Michael Phelps goes for Olympic medal record today

Michael Phelps goes for Olympic medal record today

Bouncing back from a lackluster beginning to his final Games, Michael Phelps could add two new superlatives to his already glittering Olympic legacy as early as Tuesday.

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Caroline Queen knocked out of Olympic kayaking event

Caroline Queen knocked out of Olympic kayaking event

Darnestown native Caroline Queen didn’t advance beyond the qualifying round in whitewater slalom racing earlier today, knocking out the only American in the field of 21 women kayakers.

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Showdown set for Michael Phelps, Tyler Clary in 200-meter butterfly

Showdown set for Michael Phelps, Tyler Clary in 200-meter butterfly

Another day, another shot at a bit of redemption. But this time it may be for Tyler Clary, the swimmer whose public dissing of teammate Michael Phelpscaused a verbal firestorm as the two headed to the Games.

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Olympians with local ties come up short in kayak, canoe events

Olympians with local ties come up short in kayak, canoe events

Scott Parsons, of Bethesda, failed to advance from the qualifying run of the single kayak event Sunday at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre.

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Phelps will swim on 400 freestyle relay

Phelps will swim on 400 freestyle relay

Michael Phelps will swim the second leg of tonight's 400-meter freestyle relay, with Ryan Lochte anchoring the always exciting race in which the U.S. faces stiff competition from the Australian team.

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NBAC's Allison Schmitt qualifies for finals in 400 free

Highlights from this morning's swimming preliminaries, including Ryan Lochte's thoughts on being added to the 4 X 100 freestyle relay.

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About Jean Marbella

I've been at various times a reporter, columnist, editor and national correspondent at The Baltimore Sun since 1987. Prior to joining The Sun, I worked at The Sun-Sentinel in South Florida and The Eagle in Wichita, Kansas. I graduated from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. I was born in Maryland and grew up in the Chicago area.