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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. Off Base: Bring baseball back to Olympics!

    Jim Caple

    Pingpong is an Olympic sport. So is badminton. And trampoline. Shooting, too. The always popular rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming as well, of course. And golf is being added for 2016. But baseball is not being played at these Londo...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  8. Swimming in Uganda: It's not so easy

    Jim Caple

    LONDON - U.S. swimmers undoubtedly have put in countless hours and miles of training for their Olympic success. But at least they have sponsors who pay for their swimsuits. "I bought this for $400," Ugandan swimmer Ganzi Mugula said, slapping h...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Bring baseball back to the Olympics

    Jim Caple

    If the International Olympic Committee can't get behind baseball, how about co-ed softball instead? Think of the potential sponsorship opportunities.

    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. Cullen Jones still working to get kids in pool

    Jim Caple

    As schools let out and the weather warms, learning to swim becomes increasingly important. Ask Cullen Jones. He's an Olympic gold medalist swimmer, but he nearly drowned at a water park when he was five years old. "I know what it feels like to be ...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  16. Four years after cancer diagnosis, Eric Shanteau still thriving i...

    Jim Caple

    Four years ago next week, doctors told breaststroker Eric Shanteau he had testicular cancer. That diagnosis came one week before the U.S. Olympic swimming trials and less than two months before the 2008 Games opened. In a span of 55 days, Shanteau...

    Blog | June 13, 2012