Michael Phelps

Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps given lifetime achievement award at BBC SPOTY show
Record-breaking swimmer Michael Phelps is given the lifetime achievement award at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Dec 18, 21:38
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Ryan Lochte and USA teammates robbed in Rio
A group of United States swimmers, including 12-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte, are robbed in Rio by thieves posing as police.
Aug 15, 00:15
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps bows out with 23rd Olympic gold
Michael Phelps adds one final gold medal to his Olympic haul with victory in the 4x100m relay.
Aug 14, 03:14
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps confirms retirement
Michael Phelps insists that he is retiring after one last stab at Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 13, 05:25
Michael Phelps, Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh tie for silver in the 100m butterfly at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Michael Phelps pipped to gold in 100m butterfly
Michael Phelps is forced to settle for silver in a highly-competitive men's 100m butterfly final.
Aug 13, 02:19
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Team GB's James Guy misses out on men's 100m butterfly final
Great Britain's James Guy fails to secure a place in the men's 100m butterfly final after finishing in seventh place in his semi-final.
Aug 12, 03:57
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps powers to 22nd gold medal in men's 200m individual medley
USA's Michael Phelps produces a commanding performance to win the men's 200m individual medley final.
Aug 12, 03:14
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Great Britain's Dan Wallace through to men's 200m individual medley final
Great Britain's Dan Wallace joins Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in earning a place in the final of the men's 200m individual medley.
Aug 11, 03:48
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Great Britain claim silver in men's 4x200m freestyle relay
Great Britain claim the silver medal behind USA in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay at the Olympic Games.
Aug 10, 04:00
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps holds on to win 20th gold medal
USA's Michael Phelps leads from start to finish to win gold in the men's 200m butterfly at the Olympic Games.
Aug 10, 02:37
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps claims 19th Olympic gold medal
Team USA's Michael Phelps claims his 19th gold medal at the Olympic Games.
Aug 8, 03:56
The Olympic rings are unfurled on August 5, 2016
Live Commentary: Rio Olympics - Opening Ceremony
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 5, 22:00
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
USA's Ryan Lochte: 'I bet Michael Phelps money he'd return to swimming'
Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte reveals that he bet teammate Michael Phelps $1,000 that he would come out of retirement.
Sep 22, 09:41
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps storms to 200m medley title
18-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps sets a world-best time to win the 200m individual medley at the USA National Championships.
Aug 10, 15:59
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps clocks fastest 200m butterfly in 2015
Michael Phelps clocks the fastest 200m butterfly time in 2015 at the USA National Swimming Championships.
Aug 8, 14:54
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Hungary's Laszlo Cseh shocked by 100m butterfly sub-51 in World heats
Hungary's Laszlo Cseh admits that he was shocked to swim sub-51 in the 100m butterfly heats at the World Championships.
Aug 7, 09:03
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Russian swimmers want 4x200m freestyle world record
Russian swimmer Ernest Maksumov admits that the 4x200m freestyle relay team want to break the world record after beating the Russian junior record at the European Games.
Jun 25, 19:28
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Marrit Steenbergen edges out 'mini Michael Phelps' for gold in Baku
Marrit Steenburgen beats Arina Openysheva in the women's 100m freestyle to pick up the Netherlands' fourth gold at the European Games.
Jun 24, 14:42
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Turkish swimmers Samet Alkan, Kaan Ozcan grateful for Michael Phelps tutelage
Turkish swimmers Samet Alkan and Kaan Ozcan speak of their delight at working under American Olympian Michael Phelps.
Jun 23, 09:48
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps clocks fastest 200m butterfly time since comeback
Michael Phelps clocks his fastest time in the 200m butterfly since making his comeback last year.
Jun 22, 09:41
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps 'frustrated' by current form after Arena Pro Swim Series failure
Michael Phelps admits that he is 'frustrated' by his form after failing to make the finals in the Arena Pro Swim Series in North Carolina.
May 19, 09:50
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps struggles as he finishes seventh in 200m butterfly return
USA swimmer Michael Phelps struggles in the 200m butterfly at the Arena Pro Swim Series as he finishes seventh, three seconds behind the winner.
May 18, 10:07
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps picks Arizona as training base ahead of Rio 2016
USA Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reveals that he will be based in Arizona in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Apr 28, 09:16
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Ryan Lochte: 'I'm glad Michael Phelps is back'
Ryan Lochte admits that he is glad to rekindle his long-running rivalry with Michael Phelps.
Apr 17, 08:53
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Michael Phelps makes winning return to pool in Mesa
Michael Phelps edges out Ryan Lochte to win the 100m butterfly at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Arizona.
Apr 17, 06:13
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Report: USA Swimming rules Michael Phelps out of World Championships
Michael Phelps will miss this year's World Championship as part of his punishment for drink-driving, according to reports.
Apr 15, 22:48
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps to return to competition following drink-driving suspension
Michael Phelps confirms that he will take part in the Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa next week.
Apr 7, 23:08
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
USA star Michael Phelps records world-class time in unofficial swim
Eighteen-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps records a world-class time in an unofficial swim at the US short-course championships in Texas.
Mar 9, 09:33
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps could compete at World Championships in Russia
Michael Phelps could compete in the World Championships in Russia this August, despite being banned, according to USA Swimming director Chuck Wieglus.
Mar 4, 16:50
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Michael Phelps announces engagement to Miss California 2010
Eighteen-time Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps announces that he is engaged to former Miss California Nicole Johnson.
Feb 23, 10:36
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps targets April return
The coach of Michael Phelps says that the 18-time Olympic gold medallist will make his return at the Arena Pro Swim Series event in April.
Feb 6, 17:04
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Sports Mole's Christmas present ideas: Secret Santa
Sports Mole selects eight gifts that could be perfect for those in need of a Secret Santa present this Christmas.
Dec 5, 10:00
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USA Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps ends stint in rehab
Eighteen-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps confirms that he is out of rehab by posting an image of himself enjoying Thanksgiving with his family.
Dec 1, 12:10
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Michael Phelps 'splits with girlfriend after Tinder romance'
Swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly ends his relationship with Taylor Lianna Chandler, who recently revealed that she was intersex.
Nov 27, 13:20
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
USA swimmer Ryan Lochte expects Michael Phelps to be ready for Rio 2016
USA swimmer Ryan Lochte has "no doubt" that teammate Michael Phelps will be ready for the Rio 2016 Olympics following his drink-driving charge.
Nov 24, 09:47
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Michael Phelps's rumoured girlfriend reveals she was born intersex
Michael Phelps's self-proclaimed girlfriend Taylor Lianna Chandler reveals that she was born intersex.
Nov 20, 12:54
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Michael Phelps's 'drink-driving trial postponed until December'
USA's Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly has his drink-driving trial pushed back by one month to December in order to complete a treatment programme.
Nov 6, 13:05
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Most successful Olympic athlete Michael Phelps to put swimming career on hold
Olympic swimming hero Michael Phelps calls a temporary halt to his swimming career to deal with issues in his personal life.
Oct 5, 18:42
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Ryan Lochte on Michael Phelps's DUI: 'He makes dumb decisions'
Ryan Lochte believes that his fellow Team USA swimmer Michael Phelps will "become smarter" after he was arrested and charged with drink-driving for the second time.
Oct 1, 11:17
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Michael Phelps had eight-hour gambling session before drink-driving?
Most successful Olympian Michael Phelps reportedly spent eight hours gambling at a casino in Baltimore before getting arrested and charged for drink-driving.
Oct 1, 10:50

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