Phelps edged out LeBron James to win the award for the second time, not only a fitting payoff for another brilliant Olympics (four gold medals and two silvers in swimming at the London Games) but recognition for one of the greatest careers in any sport.
Michael Phelps says the only chance he’ll be competing at the 2016 Olympics would be as a golfer.
Swim great Michael Phelps upstaged some of golf’s finest when he holed a 51-yard putt for a net hole-in-one during the second round of team play at the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday.
With another six Olympic medals around his neck, swimmer Michael Phelps is once again touting the breakfast of champions.
Swimming, track and field, basketball, women’s soccer, Serena Williams and Aly Raisman. They all found their way onto U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst’s highlight list from the London Games.
The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal.
Seventh at the turn, an Olympic champion at the end. For the 17th time. What a way for Michael Phelps to go out in the final individual race of his career.
Michael Phelps swam into history with his 19th Olympic medal, and this one was a more appropriate color.
Michael Phelps and the rest of the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team take a break from practice to sing along to this popular hit.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Mark Schubert is out as head coach of the U.S. national swim team, and an e-mail confirms the decision.