Michael Phelps | The Daily Star
  • Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

    US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

    Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.

  • Rio Olympics: Phelps hails role inspiring his own defeat

    Michael Phelps has acknowledged a "small part" in his own dramatic Olympic defeat by Singapore hero Joseph Schooling but bears no grudge.

  • 23rd gold provides perfect finish for Phelps

    Michael Phelps brings the curtain down on one of sport's most storied careers with a dynamite relay swim to give himself 23 Olympic gold medals.

  • Rio Olympics: Schooling wins Singapore's first gold

    In just one performance, Singapore's Joseph Schooling beats swimming great Michael Phelps, takes home his city state's first Olympic gold medal and becomes an instant millionaire.

  • Rio Olympics: Phelps wins 22nd gold

    Michael Phelps of the United States wins the Olympic 200 metres individual medley to capture the 22nd gold medal of his career and becomes the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games.

  • Rio Olympics: 21 gold Phelps still rules the pool

    In an unforgettable display of Olympic power Michael Phelps wins two more finals to take his historic all-time record load to 21 golds and entrench his legendary status.

  • Drugs row takes centre stage

    Olympics officials promise to push for life bans for dope cheats, echoing calls from Michael Phelps and Michael Johnson as a bitter drugs row engulfed the Rio Games.

  • Brazil's first gold won by Silva from the favelas

    A female athlete from the favelas wins Brazil's first gold medal of the Rio Games as Michael Phelps steps up his campaign for yet more Olympic honours.

  • Phelps wins his 19th Olympic gold

    Michael Phelps makes all the difference as he wins the 19th Olympic gold medal of his astonishing career and helps the U.S. men's team to victory in the 4x100 meters freestyle relay.

  • Phelps wants clean sport

    Michael Phelps, the most medalled Olympian of all time, questions on Wednesday whether he had ever swum in a 'clean' sport.

  • Phelps 'not the greatest ever'

    An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.

  • Phelps wins final race

    Michael Phelps gave the home fans one last thrill when he touched first in the 100 metres butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Saturday in his final race in an American pool.

  • long breath ban

    Long breath-holding banned

    New York City is putting up warning signs at all public pools prohibiting prolonged breath holding as a part of a movement to raise awareness of the peril.