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Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming soon, coach says

Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming soon, coach says

March 26 (UPI) -- Bob Bowman has said that the retired gold medalist could swim in a meet in the next few months.
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Olympic Roundup: Bljorndalen gets his record

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- In the cauldron of the Olympics, the pressure bore down most of all Wednesday on Norway's Ole Einar Bjorndalen and the Russian hockey team.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
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U.S. Olympic skater banned for tampering with rival's skates

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic speed-skater Simon Cho has been banned for two years for tampering with a rival's skates in 2011 and will miss the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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Missy Franklin takes sixth gold medal at World Swimming Championships

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- American teenager Missy Franklin took a sixth gold medal at the 2013 World Swimming Championships Sunday, accomplishing a rare achievement in the sport.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 30, 2013.
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Cirque du Soleil puts on special show

LAS VEGAS, March 24 (UPI) -- Seven Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas casts have come together to create one show to raise awareness and funds for water-related issues, officials said.

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Phelps tops Sports Illustrated list

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Sports Illustrated fans voted Michael Phelps' record wins at the Olympics in London as the most memorable sporting moment of 2012.
London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
The top stories in sports

The top stories in sports

Swimmer Michael Phelps redefined Olympian heights in 2012 but cyclist Lance Armstrong underwent an even greater fall from the pantheon of his sport.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Record-long putt for Michael Phelps

Record-long putt for Michael Phelps

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Olympic record-setting swimmer Michael Phelps added another best to his resume Friday when he sank a putt from more than 150 feet for an eagle in Scotland.
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Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008, becoming the most successful athlete at both of these Olympic Games editions. In doing so he has twice equaled the record eight medals of any type at a single Olympics achieved by Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. His five golds in individual events tied the single Games record set by compatriot Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics; his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972. Phelps' Olympic medal total is second only to the 18 Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won over three Olympics, including nine gold. Furthermore, he holds the all-time record for most individual gold Olympic medals, at nine.

Phelps's international titles and record breaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award six times and American Swimmer of the Year Award eight times. He has won a total of sixty-six medals in major international competition, fifty-four gold, nine silver, and three bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships. His unprecedented Olympic success in 2008 earned Phelps Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year award.

After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Phelps started the Michael Phelps Foundation, which focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles. As a participant in the US Anti-Doping Agency's "Project Believe" program, Phelps is regularly tested to ensure that his system is clean of performance-enhancing drugs.

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