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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. The surprise decision — Phelps tends to lead off — was announced just before the start...
  • 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. The machine-like swimmer, who seemed to run on motor rather than muscle and scooped up medals by the handful, had become an actual human being,...
  • Smith Puzo living 'two lives' as mother, U.S. field hockey player

    Smith Puzo living 'two lives' as mother, U.S. field hockey player
    Keli Smith Puzo ran out of options early last month. Her 9-month-old son, Ian, had a highly contagious virus, and her babysitter was incapacitated with the stomach flu. More than 2,000 miles from friends and family, the U.S. women's field hockey...
  • 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....
  • Katie Hoff reveals that she's not swimming the 400 IM

    Katie Hoff reveals that she's not swimming the 400 IM
    OMAHA -- While the advance buzz over the Olympic swimming trials has been over whether Michael Phelps will swim the 400-meter individual medley, the women's 400 IM has a bit of intrigue of its own. Katie Hoff, who trained at North Baltimore Aquatic...
  • Michael Phelps seeded second in tonight's 400 IM race in Omaha

    Michael Phelps seeded second in tonight's 400 IM race in Omaha
    Michael Phelps enters Monday night's finals in the 400-meter individual medley seeded second to rival Ryan Lochte after the morning preliminary heats. Phelps' teammate at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Chase Kalisz, 18, swam to a surprise third-best time...
  • From Sun Magazine: Phelps family values

    From Sun Magazine: Phelps family values
    Hilary Phelps was approaching the finish line of her first Ironman triathlon. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was playing. She was wrung out from more than 14 hours of swimming, cycling and now running, certain that there wasn't a single drop of...
  • Phelps-Lochte rivalry is must-see for fellow swimmers

    Phelps-Lochte rivalry is must-see for fellow swimmers
    Brendan Hansen may have won a ticket to London on Tuesday night with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke race, but he's found time as well to watch the rivalry that's riveted everyone: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. "I think Ryan's really eager...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid

    Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid
    The Olympic flame may not be extinguished along the Chesapeake Bay. A key organizer of the region's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Games is gauging interest in making a run at the 2024 Games. Dan Knise, president and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore...
  • Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke

    Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke
    Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third. "You don't really swim to get to third," a...