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Michael Phelps Gets Back in the Pool 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • April 14, 2014, 3:06 PM

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When the 2012 Summer Olympics ended, swimmer Michael Phelps left London with four gold and two silver medals, giving him 18 golds and 22 total medals in his career. He also said his swimming days were over.

But Phelps' retirement lasted less than two years. In an interview with the Associated Press, Phelps' coach Bob Bowman said the swimmer would compete at the Arena Grand Prix, taking place April 24-26 in Mesa, Arizona. He's currently entered in three events: the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly.
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Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte… Michael Andrew? 1

  • Posted by: Allie Chinander
  • June 17, 2013, 5:08 PM

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It’s Sunday night and you’re 14 years old. You’re probably finishing homework or getting ready for the next day of school. But not Michael Andrew. On Sunday, June 9, the 14-year-old swimmer signed an endorsement deal with P2Life nutritional supplements.

The move makes him the youngest American swimmer to turn pro in the history of the sport. 
Matthew Harrigan

10 Questions With...Amanda Beard 28

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  • Posted by: Matthew Harrigan
  • July 8, 2011, 4:51 PM

Every day, U.S. swimmer Amanda Beard spends hours in the sun training for next summer’s Olympic Games in London. That’s why the seven-time Olympic medalist teamed up with Serena Williams, David Wright, and Mia Hamm to engineer and test Mission Athletecare’s skincare products under the most extreme training conditions. A solid sunscreen helps these athletes burn their opponents without burning their skin, and now it’s available to everyone (Products on missionathletecare.com are 30% off when you use the discount code “SummerSun”). The hot summer sun is no match for Amanda, but our 10 questions will turn up the heat. Keep reading to see how she does.

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Download the New SI Kids 3D App Now! 66

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  • December 17, 2010, 1:35 PM

Hold on to your seats! The SI Kids IN YOUR FACE 3D App is throwing you right into the action. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the exciting 3D photographs that jump out from your iPad. Based on the popular book, these 3D photos will truly make you feel like you’re part of the game. Get ready to catch a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, block a shot with NBA star Carlos Boozer, and cruise down a mountain with Olympic snowboarders.

 

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USA Cleaning Up at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games 8

  • Posted by: Sarah Braunstein
  • August 18, 2010, 5:33 PM

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games are underway in Singapore and team USA is hauling in the hardware. Keep reading to hear about some of the highlights…

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Duane Munn

Nike Presents the Human Chain 39


Courtesy of Nike

Just in case there wasn't already enough coolness streaming across television screens this weekend (NBA All-Star Weekend, 2010 Winter Olympics), Nike has decided to make all of our viewing choices even more complicated with a new commercial. It's not supposed to air until tonight... but this is the internet age! Who waits to see commercials on TV nowadays?

This one's called Human Chain, and is meant to showcase the determination and drive that can be found in all great athletes, regardless of sport.

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Duane Munn

The Sports Rack

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  • Posted by: Duane Munn
  • May 13, 2009, 3:53 PM


Courtesy of Perfect Curve

If your room looks like mine’s did back when I had to turn in homework, this GearHead feature’s for you. See that? It’s called the Sports Rack, and it’s sure to make your room at least a little bit neater...

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