MARK SPITZ

  • Great Olympic moments, Part 4 July 19, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Mark Spitz's record haul in the pool in 1972, Mary Peters' agedefying glory in the same edition and Nadia Comaneci's immaculate performances four years later in part...
  • Can Lochte displace Phelps in London? July 17, 2012

    Swimming legend Mark Spitz puts his money on Michael Phelps to win more medals than Ryan Lochte at the 2012 Games. ...
  • Phelps wins another gold, equals Spitz Olympic record August 16, 2008

    Beijing: The Michael Phelps express charged inevitably on with a recordequalling seventh gold medal at the Beijing Games Saturday, ahead of the Olympics showpiece, the athletics' men's 100m final. Phelps stormed home in the last leg of the men's 100m butterfly after seemingly being out of contention at the turn, to...
  • Greatest Olympian Phelps sets new 200m butterfly world record August 13, 2008

    Beijing: Michael Phelps became the greatest Olympian in history Wednesday, capturing the 10th and 11th gold medals of his Games career in world recordsetting style. Phelps moved to the summit of Olympic achievement with his triumph in the men's 200m butterfly. His time of 1min 52.03sec shaved sixhundredths of a second...
  • Phelps faces tough first test in quest for immortality August 8, 2008

    Beijing: Michael Phelps' quest for Olympic immortality begins Saturday, when he opens the Beijing Games swimming competition with a race he says may be one of his toughest the 400m individual medley. The 23yearold star has owned the 400 IM world record since 2002, and lowered it for the seventh...
  • Phelps calm amid storm of Olympic hype August 6, 2008

    Beijing: The curtain rose on the Michael Phelps show on Wednesday, the US swim star turning in a relaxed performance before a throng of media touting his tilt at Olympic history at the Beijing Games. Phelps, flanked by 41yearold teammate Dara Torres and coach Bob Bowman, started off by downplaying his...
  • Phelps warns he is in best form August 2, 2008

    Singapore: Michael Phelps warned on Saturday he had never felt better as he attempts to win an unprecedented eight Olympic gold medals, but made clear he does not want to be remembered as "the second Mark Spitz". The American swimming sensation, training in Singapore, is poised to make Olympic history in...