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  1. Ranking Phelps' eight great wins in Beijing

    Pat Forde

    Michael Phelps' eight gold-medal swims were all magnificent. But the world needs lists, so we're here to rank his great haul of China from most memorable to least.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  2. An embodiment of the Olympic ideal, Michael Phelps saved the Game...

    Pat Forde

    When you look back at all of Michael Phelps' performances in Beijing, you can come to this conclusion: He is the Olympic ideal and single-handedly just saved the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  3. Just when you think Phelps' run can't get any better, it does

    Pat Forde

    Do you believe in heartbreak? No, just believe in Phelps. Don't ask how he does it, because sometimes, especially after a race like the one we saw Saturday, there are no rational explanations. Just believe.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  4. Trying to be like Mike has been Hoff's Olympic downfall

    Pat Forde

    Katie Hoff was supposed to be the Phemale Phelps in these Games, but there's nothing Phelpsian about her performance. She has underachieved in Beijing.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  5. Is Phelps' dominance bad for swimmers, the sport? One brave soul ...

    Pat Forde

    Friday was full of great stories from the Water Cube. Ryan Lochte won gold. Rebecca Soni pulled off an upset. But all of them were overshadowed by the golden gold. Chalk it up to bad timing, folks. You all were born at the wrong time, in the era of the Phelps Dynasty.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  6. Intense? Insane? Maybe, but Bowman is the architect of Phelps' qu...

    Pat Forde

    Who is the mastermind behind this insane plan to have Michael Phelps compete in 17 swims in nine days? The man responsible for every arm stroke and dolphin kick? Meet Bob Bowman.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  7. It's over, there are no arguments … Phelps is the best ever...

    Pat Forde

    Say bye-bye Carl, Nadia, Jesse and Mr. Spitz. You all had a nice run as the greatest of Olympians, but it's over. You have been replaced on the throne by Michael Phelps.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  8. Veterans Coughlin, Peirsol help U.S. swim team save face in Beiji...

    Pat Forde

    If you were an American swimmer not named Michael Phelps, you weren't really enjoying Beijing up to this point. But two veterans saved the U.S. swim team from becoming a one-pony show at these Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  9. 'No way' turns into 'no quit' for Lezak, men's relay team

    Pat Forde

    Michael Phelps called the race "unbelievable." If he said that, imagine how it looked to us. Words can't describe the Americans' gold-medal comeback performance in the 4x100 relay, but we'll try.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  10. Phelps sends message to all swimmers: He's really got game

    Pat Forde

    On an otherwise inglorious morning for American swimmers, this was an unmistakable message that Michael Phelps is on top of his game.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2008
  11. Grand medal count? U.S. swim team will need its veterans

    Pat Forde

    There is plenty of young talent in the U.S. swim team, but if the United States is going to succeed on a grand scale next month in Beijing, it will do so on the Speedo-covered backs of its veteran stars.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2008
  12. Older, wiser Hoff on verge of becoming America's newest golden gi...

    Pat Forde

    Katie Hoff has already stolen the spotlight from Michael Phelps at the U.S. trials, but will she be able to put her disastrous Athens outing behind her for good in Beijing? Don't bet against her.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2008