July 27, 2012
Michael Phelps could very well become the greatest Olympian of all time but he says when he retires from swimming after the London Games, he plans to conquer a new sport: Horse racing. Phelps tells Yahoo that he's quite serious about buying a race horse with his longtime coach Bob Bowman. He tells the news organization that the two have discussed it repeatedly. In fact, he has his eye on Preakness 2014 -- if not the Triple Crown. "I think it would be cool," Phelps told Yahoo, adding that he hopes to hit all of next year's Triple Crown races as an observer, if not a shopper.
May 17, 2013
He's back ... unless he's not. Rumors that Michael Phelps, already the most decorated Olympian, is planning to come out of retirement sent the swimming community abuzz Friday night. Phelps, the Baltimore native who retired with a lifetime 22 medals, 18 of them gold after the 2012 London Games, threw some water on the notion that spread after a blogger and a Florida television station said he was headed back to the pool. "Why do I keep getting texts about coming back? Do [people]
May 3, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Baltimore lawyer Frank Morgan helped swimmer Michael Phelps , then 16 years old, select Peter Carlisle as his agent. Phelps was years away from stardom, but Carlisle aggressively marketed his client, hoping to eventually elevate him beyond the confines of an Olympic sport that mattered to a broad audience only every four years. Earlier this year, Carlisle signed another client - at the suggestion of Morgan - and put her on the Phelps plan. He's already signed a deal for jockey Rosie Napravnik to endorse Snickers - an agreement proposed before Carlisle learned that the candy bar was named for a horse - and has another in the works that could be announced before Preakness.
April 2, 2012
We really enjoyed Jean Marbella 's article about Michael Phelps ("In his 'last year,' Phelps thoughtful," March 29). My family and I have always been huge fans of Michael Phelps . We met him and his mom, Debbie, at a golf event several years ago. My elderly mom, Trudy, who closely follows his career, was treated as a special guest of the Phelps' at the event and it really meant a lot to her. Ms. Marbella describes Michael as...
September 4, 2012
There he was, before every major swim in the London Olympics, lost in thought and music pumping from headphones that covered his ears. And now, a clever company wants to sell you a pair of those Michael Phelps headphones. The red, white and blue headphones are available for pre-order on Ebay, through Sol Republic, which has inked a deal with Phelps. The headphones cost $149.99. A portion of the proceeds will to to the Michael Phelps Foundation. "He absolutely loves this brand," his agent Peter Carlisle told ESPN.
November 29, 2012
As the 2012 Summer Olympics drew to a close, so did the career of the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, Baltimorean extraordinaire. We've watched Michael grow from a gangly 15-year-old Olympic rookie into a 27-year-old Olympic champion. We've been honored to watch his amazing growth and transformation. As with all youngsters it hasn't always been perfect, but it's as close to perfection as anyone has ever gotten. And in the end he's our boy. This great athlete deserves our permanent recognition for his singular achievement.