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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Swimming: Ian Thorpe's comeback is good news for the sport

    Jim Caple

    Ian Thorpe's return to the pool is potentially the best news for swimming since my health club banned Speedos for men over the age of 40. Granted, Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in the 2008 Olympics was perhaps the most astounding, thrilling an...

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  6. Du Toit's message goes way beyond her finish at Olympics

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps may have 14 gold medals, but he doesn't have to feed himself during a race or fend off competitors kicking him in the head. He also has two legs with which to kick. Such is not the case for open swimmer Natalie du Toit.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  7. How can one not be won over by Phelps' feat?

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple held Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals so near and dear to his heart, he almost didn't want to see Michael Phelps break it. But it's hard not to be won over by such a feat.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  8. Pasta and pizza? That's Phelps' gold-medal secret?

    Jim Caple

    Want to be an Olympic star like Michael Phelps? All you need to do is eat, sleep and swim. Sort of.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2008
  9. Spitz? Eight golds? 'Relaxed' Phelps not going there

    Jim Caple

    It must be frustrating to win six gold medals (eight total) at one Olympics and have people focus on how you didn't win at least one more. So it's no wonder that Michael Phelps isn't publicly broadcasting his goal for Beijing this summer.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2008
  10. A different time and place

    Jim Caple

    Even if Michael Phelps didn't win eight golds, he has plenty of metal to back him up.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2004