Since winning eight gold medals in Beijing, Phelps has been on a whirlwind post-Olympic tour. But, finally, he had a hero's homecoming this weekend in Baltimore.
How much are eight gold medals in a single Games worth? Michael Phelps is about to find out as advertisers are clamoring for the swimmer and banking on his star power.
It's evident that Michael Phelps "phever" is alive and well in Baltimore. And it seems everywhere you go in town -- from high-end eateries to grocery stores and, of course, pools -- the topic of conversation is all Phelps, all the time.
Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals in a single Olympics in Beijing. Still doubt he's the best swimmer ever? Our numbers don't lie.
Although the Missouri Grand Prix is not the Olympic Trials, the swimmers that will be there has that feeling in one of the big tuneup events for the Beijing Games. Amy Rosewater previews the field.
Michael Phelps is tearing it up at the World Championships, but is he the greatest swimmer of all time? We run the numbers (and golds) to give you the answer.