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  • 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...
  • Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics

    Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics
    Michael Phelps barely slipped into Saturday night's final for the 400-meter individual medley, coming in eighth in the morning preliminary heats that launched the first full day of Olympic competition -- and his own fourth and final Games. "The only...
  • Michael Phelps fails to win medal in 400M individual medley, finishing fourth

    Michael Phelps fails to win medal in 400M individual medley, finishing fourth
    Who was that swimmer in the far lane, finishing fourth and failing to medal? A sluggish-looking Michael Phelps launched his final Olympics Saturday night in uncharacteristic fashion, leaving the pool without a stop at the medal platform after a fourth-...
  • 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...
  • Phelps to swim in seven races at Olympic trials in Omaha

    Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week's qualifying trials — including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley. The question of how the Baltimore swimmer...
  • Phelps can't catch Lochte but does officially qualify for London Olympic Games

    Phelps can't catch Lochte but does officially qualify for London Olympic Games
    Michael Phelpsfinished second in the 400-meter individual medley to arch-rival Ryan Lochte in the opening act of the Olympic swimming trials here Monday, but both qualified for the London Games, setting the stage for another duel over their sport's most...
  • Michael Phelps tells Details about his fat days

    Michael Phelps tells Details about his fat days
    Michael Phelps has earned magazine gold: the cover of Details magazine. The Olympian strikes a pose, bare-chested and in jeans, for the magazine's August issue. The headline on the story is "Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero." If there's a...
  • Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again

    Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again
    There has been no shortage of complaints about NBC tape-delaying big events until prime time. And that is sure to be the case again tonight with the second-place finish by Michael Phelps and his fellow relay swimmers getting the delay treatment....
  • NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit

    NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit
    In the Tiger Woods era, it was hard to find a better Father's Day storyline for the network announcers to ply than that of the young superstar and his dad. Woods' father, Earl, put a golf club in his son's hands when the child was only months old, and...
  • Michael Phelps tells '60 Minutes' he's in shape and his coach predicts multiple gold wins in London

    Michael Phelps tells '60 Minutes' he's in shape and his coach predicts multiple gold wins in London
    In the four years since he made history at the Beijing Olympics,Michael Phelps concedes losing his focus. But with the London Games looming, the Baltimore swimmer told "60 Minutes" in an interview that will air Sunday that he has gone all-out recently...
  • 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...
  • 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...