Thorpe wins swimming showdown with Phelps

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Australian Ian Thorpe won his swimming duel with American Michael Phelps Monday night, leaving the record of Mark Spitz safe for another four years.

Olympic Medal: Men's 200 Freestyle

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's 200 freestyle:

Sunday's Olympic Highlights

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Sunday's highlights from the Olympics:

Record bid by Phelps ends quickly

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The bid by Michael Phelps to win eight Olympic gold medals ended Sunday night when the United States finished third in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

Saturday's Olympic Highlights

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Saturday's highlights from the Olympics:

Phelps, Thrope win swimming gold

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps embarked on his bid for Olympic history Saturday night by winning the first of what he hopes will be eight gold medals.

Olympic Medal: Men's 400 Individual Medley

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's 400-meter individual medley:

Phelps begins record bid in 400IM

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The eight-day quest for Olympic history begins Saturday for Michael Phelps.

Spitz happy to have his record broken

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Swimming star Mark Spitz told the New York Times his record of seven Olympic gold medals could be surpassed at the Athens Games.

Phelps reduces Olympic workload

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Swimmer Michael Phelps, who fulfilled his goal of qualifying for six individual Olympic events, said Wednesday he would complete in only five.

Phelps qualifies for another Olympic event

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Swimming superstar Michael Phelps qualified for his second Olympic event in as many tries Friday night.

Phelps qualifies for 200 freestyle final

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps easily qualified for the finals Thursday night in the 200-meter freestyle as he continued his bid for Olympic history.

Phelps' world record sends him to Olympics

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps began his bid for Olympic glory Wednesday by qualifying for the American team with a world record in the 400-meter individual medley.

Swimmer Phelps may be Spitz match

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Marketing expectations are high for U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who already has $1 million in endorsement deals, USA Today reported Friday.

Swimmer Phelps wins Sullivan Award

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- World record swimmer Michael Phelps is the winner of the Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States in 2003.

High-tech suits make waves with Olympians

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Two top swimwear companies are comparing their new $100 to $300 suits to everything from superhero garb to sharkskin, to prove that a swimmer's attire will matt
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LeBron James among Sullivan finalists

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Cleveland's LeBron James was selected Monday as one of five finalists for the Sullivan Award, given to the United States' top amateur athlete.

American dominates at world championship

BARCELONA, Spain, July 25 (UPI) -- American teen Michael Phelps broke two world records in less than an hour Friday at the 10th FINA World Championships.

Nuclear medicine evolves beyond cancer

New research to be announced this week at a major Alzheimer's conference in Sweden suggests physicians using positron emission tomography or PET scans can detect signs of the disease years before symptoms develop. The news is only one example of promising
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