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  1. Swimming's wardrobe malfunction puts the entire sport at risk -- ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Swimming's new suits are putting the entire sport at risk.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2009
  2. Aug. 22: Mr. Phelps, meet your match

    From ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap: Hard to believe that just five days after Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, he's already been eclipsed as the hero of these Games. Well, not eclipsed, not exactly, but perhaps equaled. On Friday night Beij...

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  3. Aug. 20: The Wide World of Phelps

    From Olympics editor Joy Russo: Like Eli Manning, the Celtics' big three and David Cook before him, Michael Phelps has been swooped up and swept off on a whirlwind tour of interviews and sponsorship appearances that would make any mortal's ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  4. Aug. 18: Behind the scenes with Mr. Phelps

    From ESPN bureau producer Justine Gubar: One of our main goals during the Games up to this point was to secure an interview with Michael Phelps after he completed his historic run. Today was the day. Our crew was told to set up in a beautiful pago...

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  5. Aug. 17: Different reactions to Phelps' feat

    From senior writer Elizabeth Merrill: Ten years from now, maybe young people will ask, "Where were you when Michael Phelps broke the record?" Seven thousand miles from Beijing, it appears, was the place to be. One block from the Water Cub...

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  6. Aug. 16: Just when you thought it couldn't get any better ...

    From senior writer Pat Forde: Just when the quest couldn't get any better, it did. By the smallest unit of measurement, Michael Phelps won his seventh gold medal over Milorad Cavic of Serbia in Saturday's 100-meter butterfly. It was an in...

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  7. Aug. 15: Another triple threat for U.S.

    From senior writer Pat Forde: U.S. swimmers had their second triple-gold morning of the Games, with Rebecca Soni pulling a huge upset, Ryan Lochte finally breaking through and Michael Phelps doing what he does. Soni, who had heart surgery ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  8. Aug. 14: No gold for Hoff (again)

    From senior writer Elizabeth Merrill: Michael Phelps said Katie Hoff "didn't look like herself." Hoff shook her head and walked away without saying anything. The teenager Phelps affectionately calls his little sister is going home without...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  9. Aug. 13: Water in eyes? Puh-lease! Nothing can stop this guy

    From Olympics editor Joy Russo: Michael Phelps said words couldn't describe how he felt now that he is the most decorated gold medalist in Olympic history. One thing he did get out to NBC's Andrea Kremer after he helped the U.S. men's 4x...

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2008
  10. Aug. 12: Big night for U.S. swimmers

    From senior writer Pat Forde: American swimming flexed its muscle here Tuesday morning, showing the world that it's more than just Michael Phelps and his relay buddies. Within roughly 16 minutes, the United States won three gold medals, a ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  11. Aug. 11: Lezak, relay saves Phelps' bid

    From senior writer Pat Forde: If Michael Phelps pulls off the great eight and gets that $1 million Speedo bonus, he'll have to cut a big share to Jason Lezak. Said Phelps of Lezak: "His last 50 meters were absolutely unbelievable." Long k...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2008
  12. Aug. 10: They love me, they really love me

    From writer Elizabeth Merrill: Somewhere in between gold medal No. 1 and Sunday night's prelims, Michael Phelps got a text message that made him feel a little more important. It said that LeBron James was fired up after his Sunday morning...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2008
  13. Aug. 10: Other U.S. swimmers struggle at Cube

    From senior writer Pat Forde: Americans should thank their lucky stars and stripes for Michael Phelps. Without him, the Yanks would have been shut out of swimming gold medals on the opening day of finals. Larsen Jensen came into the 400-m...

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2008
  14. Aug. 10: Phelps gets W in front of W

    From senior writer Pat Forde: As if swimming needed another jolt of hype at these Olympics, it got it when President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush showed up at the Water Cube to watch Michael Phelps swim Sunday morning. Former Se...

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2008
  15. Aug. 4: Channeling Mr. Spitz?

    Michael Phelps arrived in Beijing on Monday, avoiding the fanfare that will follow the American swimmer from here on out. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Phelps is again trying to break Mark Spitz's record for most gold medals (seve...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2008
  16. Ripple Effect

    Eric Adelson

    Michael Phelps has a chance to make swimming history this summer. But can he make swimming matter?

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2004