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  • Intense scrutiny has Phelps weighing whether he will swim in 2012 Games

    Intense scrutiny has Phelps weighing whether he will swim in 2012 Games
    In his first interview since a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe, Michael Phelps said yesterdaythat the intense public scrutiny has him contemplating whether he will swim in the 2012 Olympics. Phelps, who said that he "clearly made...
  • Phelps' voyage

    Phelps' voyage
    Michael Phelps was 15 years old the day he returned home to Rodgers Forge from his first Olympic Games in 2000. He had finished 5th in the 200-meter butterfly in Sydney, Australia, even though he was mostly ears and arms at that point, and it seemed as...
  • Phelps' decision on 2012 Games to have deep impact

    For a week now, Michael Phelps has been one of the most polarizing figures in sports. And though this isn't the first time Phelps' judgment has been questioned, fallout from the incident has introduced something new to his career: indecision. Maybe,...
  • Phelps sets meet in May

    Michael Phelps has decided not to waste any time returning to competition once his three-month suspension ends. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist has committed to compete in the Charlotte (N.C.)UltraSwim on May 14-17, which is the first meet he is...
  • Phelps low-key on arrival to China

    Michael Phelps sneaked into Beijing almost unnoticed. He's unlikely to go out that way. Phelps, of Rodgers Forge and the probable star of the Beijing Olympics, avoided hundreds of fans, photographers and reporters yesterday by taking a side door out to a...
  • IOC head says Phelps deserves second chance

    International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said swimming star Michael Phelps failed in his duty as a role model but deserves a second chance after being photographed with a marijuana pipe. Rogge said Phelps' apology and promise not to do it...
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  • Accolades keep coming for Phelps

    Michael Phelps had just finished his work at the Water Cube, still wet but his place in history secure, when he walked up to his longtime coach. "Good job," Bob Bowman said. C'mon, coach, couldn't you come up with something a little more memorable?...
  • Switching coaches, Hoff will work with Bowman

    Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff confirmed last night that she has decided to change coaches, saying she'll be working exclusively with Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' coach. Towson's Hoff - who won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics -...
  • USA Swimming honors Phelps; Bowman repeats as Coach of Year

    Michael Phelps was named Athlete of the Year last night by USA Swimming at the annual Golden Goggle Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the pool for American athletes. Phelps was something of a shoo-in for the award after winning eight...
  • Carter misses out on 3rd Olympic trip

    James Carter won't be going to his third Olympic Games, but he won't be hanging up his spiked shoes, either. The former Mervo and Hampton University star placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Games, but a major...
  • A sea change for swimming

    A sea change for swimming
    As a young man, Michael Phelps dreamed of the day he would, in his words, change the sport of swimming in America. He wanted to revolutionize it, drag it into the mainstream and elevate the sport's profile beyond what once seemed possible. Although...