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  1. Will Michael Phelps' return hurt younger swimmers' Olympic hopes?...

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps' return to swimming will obviously help bring more attention back to the sport, but will it block the path for younger swimmers like Michael Andrew who are trying to make a name for themselves and reach the 2016 Olympics?

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  2. First comeback meet in books for Phelps

    Jim Caple

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps finished 42nd in Friday's 50 freestyle heats and did not qualify for the evening final. But that wasn't bad considering he was swimming the butterfly stroke in that event. Why did Phelps swim the fly stroke in a free ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  3. Why swimming needs the Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps did not win his first final race since coming out of retirement, but he did remind fans of something else -- just how much the sport needs and enjoys his rivalry with Ryan Lochte.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  4. Phelps on first race back: 'It was strange'

    Jim Caple

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps couldn't wait to get back in the pool and compete again. After his 18-month retirement from competitive swimming, Phelps worked his way past a multitude of cameras to the starting area Thursday. Then he stepped up on ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. Michael Phelps' comeback bid will not tarnish what he has already...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how far Michael Phelps takes his comeback bid, there is one thing that will not happen. Whether he gets the chance to win more medals or not, his career accomplishments will never be diminished.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  6. Is Michael Phelps' return to competitive swimming a good thing?

    Jim Caple

    Retirement can be a fickle thing for athletes, especially when that athlete is as accomplished as Michael Phelps. But is his return a good thing for the sport of swimming?

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  7. Caple: An inspiring, sometimes naked 2012

    Jim Caple

    Like Jamie Moyer, Peter Parker, the Rolling Stones and the Houston Astros, I turned 50 years old in 2012. While I did not make history by becoming the oldest man to ever win a major league game, nor have another movie about my spider powers released,...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Ever the entertainer, Usain Bolt again captivat...

    Jim Caple

    There have been two dominant household-name athletes at the past two Olympics -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But unlike Phelps, Bolt is as much an entertainer as an athlete.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Best of Week 1 from London

    Jim Caple

    Phelps. Bolt. Douglas. Wow. And that was only the first week of the Olympics. It might get even better.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- What's not to love about water polo?

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple ponders why water polo isn't more popular in the United States.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Allison Schmitt is top U.S. swimmer in Lo...

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin might get more recognition (not to mention attention from the president). But Allison Schmitt has been the top American swimmer in these Olympics so far.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  12. Grevers, Thoman give U.S. 1-2 punch in 100-meter backstroke

    Jim Caple

    Matt Grevers won gold in an Olympics-record 52.16 seconds with Nick Thoman taking silver in 52.97. It's the second consecutive Olympics in which the U.S. men have finished first and second in the 100 back.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  13. 2012 Olympics -- Another 4x100 blockbuster, but no Hollywood endi...

    Jim Caple

    At the last Summer Games, it was the U.S. that pulled off the improbable victory in the 4x100 relay. Sunday in London, France got its revenge.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Rivalry drives U.S. women's gymnasts

    Jim Caple

    Swimming has Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Gymnastics has Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas. And the competition between the American teammates is making them and the entire team better.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  15. 2012 Olympics -- The true star of these Games, London itself

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps will swim at these 2012 Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt will run and LeBron James will dunk, but the true star of these Games is the city of London itself.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Track trials provide stories of inspirati...

    Jim Caple

    The official slogan for the Olympic track trials was "Best.Time.Ever." But a better slogan would be "Best.Stories.Ever." While Olympics fans focused most of their attention on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte this past week, the most intriguing athletes were in Eugene.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012