# Michael Phelps

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# End of the road
The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.
# Grim
Michael Phelps says he 'never competed in a clean field once'
The 28-time Olympic medalist says positive tests should result in a lifetime ban.
# bittersweet symphony
Phelps hails 'incredible' 19-year-old who smashed his longstanding world record
‘My hat’s off to him,’ the American great said of Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak.
# perspective
Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Michael Phelps
The US swimmer has spoken before of falling into depression after each Olympics.
# Deep End
'I didn't want to be alive' - Michael Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression
“After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” the 32-year-old Phelps said.
# all going swimmingly
Michael Phelps has formally challenged Conor McGregor to a race in the pool
# Shark week
'I feel robbed': Viewers disappointed over Michael Phelps computer-generated race with shark
Phelps ‘raced’ a shark in a television special as Discovery kicked off its 29th edition of Shark Week.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
Here’s the telly that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# fin
Michael Phelps loses to great white shark in virtual race
‘Will there ever be a boy born who can swim as fast as a shark?’
# Baby Boomer
Michael Phelps' baby boy Boomer has a better Instagram than most adults
Plus he has 777,000 followers.
# Doping
Phelps: I've never been in clean international race
Speaking at a US congressional hearing, Phelps said home races were fine though.
# Mind Games
7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure
Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.
# tongue in cheek
Michael Phelps takes not-too-subtle dig at Olympic rival in new ad
The commercial also features Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory fame.
# Hotline Rings
Hotline Rings Finale: The highs and lows of a dramatic Olympics
As the Rio chapter of the Olympics closes, we sign off on our Olympic podcast with a brief recap of the last two weeks.
# heroes and villains
5 winners and losers from the Rio Olympics
Neymar scored in the 1-1 draw in the final against Germany and then converted the winning penalty to give the hosts a first-ever football gold.
# Rio 2016
US swimmer Ryan Lochte ordered to stay in Brazil by judge
The 12-time medal winner claimed he was robbed at gunpoint.
# Champion
Stunning Phelps secures historic 22nd gold medal as China drawn into doping storm
Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi is under fire after a failed test.
# Hotline Rings
Hotline Rings EP 3: Defeat for Joyce, Annalise's fantastic form, and a Phelps masterclass
Sinead O’Carroll joins us live from Rio with all the latest Olympic reaction and analysis.
# Swimming
From great to Greatest: Phelps and Ledecky's golden night
American pair light up the pool on a night to remember in Rio de Janeiro.
# Superstar
21 gold medals! Unstoppable Michael Phelps secures historic triumph in Rio
The American earned his 200m butterfly win with a time of 1.53.36, before prevailing as part of the US 4x200m freestyle team.
# Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps' evil game-face has become a massive meme
# baltimore bullet
Phelps edges toward 200m fly showdown with le Clos
it was a quick turnaround for the Olympics icon.
# Goat
That's 19! Michael Phelps picks up another Olympic gold for the mantelpiece
America beat France and Australia in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
# catch 22
Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps
Is he a dolphin, a human or a myth? We need to know before he hangs up his Speedos for good.
# Goat
'Harder than any swim I've had in my life': Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympic Games
The whole retirement thing didn’t suit him, I guess.
# nutrition
Michael Phelps' trainer says Phelps still has the one trait that separates him from everybody else
The Baltimore man is in shape again.
# Curtain of Distraction
What is Michael Phelps doing in a pair of gold Speedos at a basketball game?
The 18-time Olympic gold medallist was part of the ‘Curtain of Distraction’ last night.
# Champ
Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics
The American athlete could become the oldest swimmer to ever win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.
# good reads
10 years since Keane's United exit & Phelps' rehabilitation; the week's best sportswriting
Also, German football’s ticket pricing problem and Cuba’s route to football glory.
# This is my comeback
7 athletes who couldn't stay away from their favourite game
Can Paul Galvin learn anything from these contemporaries?
# Dropped
Michael Phelps handed six-month ban for drink driving
The 18-time Olympic swim champion has been dropped from the 2015 world championships roster.
# Probation
Michael Phelps is taking (another) break from swimming
Is this the end of his era?
Michael Phelps apologises after being arrested for drink driving
The multiple Olympic gold medallist was spotted speeding by a police officer in Baltimore.
# hitting the wall
Michael Phelps flops at US nationals comeback
He shaved his walrus moustache for this?
# just warmin' up
Michael Phelps plays down Championship prospects, says he just wants to have fun
‘It feels good to be able to swim on your own terms,’ says the 18-time Olympic champ.
# Water World
Michael Phelps races for the first time since London Olympics - but loses to rival Ryan Lochte
“It’s one race,” Phelps said. “It’s a long way whether I decide to continue or not.”
# taking the plunge
Michael Phelps says he's back in the pool because of weight gain and love of the sport
The Olympics legend is back in action today.
# in at the deep end
Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement
The big Baltimore man is going to ‘test the waters’ according to his coach.
# toe in the water
Michael Phelps keeps mum on $1m Rio question
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen in three years. I don’t even know what is gonna happen tomorrow,” said Phelps.
# toe in the water
Is he coming back? Phelps vague about future
The Olympics? The swimming icon says he hasn’t planned that far ahead in his life.