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Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

The most decorated Olympian Phelps, expressed his frustration at the lack of progress in the battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Michael Phelps returns to 2020 Olympics as swimwear salesman

Michael Phelps returns to 2020 Olympics as swimwear salesman

In a partnership with US manufacturer Aqua Sphere, which started in 2014, Phelps said he felt reinvigorated by his new career.

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

The winners, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on February 14.

World number one Andy Murray caps spectacular year with 3rd BBC Award

World number one Andy Murray caps spectacular year with 3rd BBC Award

American swimmer Michael Phelps received the lifetime achievement award.

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

At stunning speed, the 28-year-old delighted the raucous Brazilian home crowd by beating US swimmer Roy Perkins by 10 seconds.

Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

Michael Phelps ruled Twitter during Rio Olympics 2016

During the Olympics, over 187 million tweets were sent which led to 75 billion impressions (views on and off Twitter) of tweets, the company said on Wednesday.

No better way to end career than bagging 6 Olympics medals: Michael Phelps

No better way to end career than bagging 6 Olympics medals: Michael Phelps

Phelps said going into his last Olympics in Rio, he was desperate to win the elusive gold medal in 200m butterfly event.

Rio 2016 Olympics: It means a lot to be small part of Joseph Schooling's inspiration, says Michael Phelps

Rio 2016 Olympics: It means a lot to be small part of Joseph Schooling's inspiration, says Michael Phelps

And shortly after Schooling`s triumph, a photo of a 13-year-old Schooling with Phelps during the US team`s pre-Beijing Games training camp in Singapore in 2008 was a social media rage.

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps records unlikely to be beaten soon

Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps records unlikely to be beaten soon

When you achieve such a pinnacle, it becomes that much more difficult for others to walk in your footsteps, many having to remain in their long, long shadow.

Rio Olympics: After stunning Michael Phelps, Joseph Schooling gets hero's welcome in Singapore

Rio Olympics: After stunning Michael Phelps, Joseph Schooling gets hero's welcome in Singapore

The government, in a widely expected move, announced that Schooling will not have to undergo mandatory military training until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

EPIC: United States win 1,000th Summer Olympic gold medal at Rio

Nearest teams to the US are Soviet Union with 395 and Great Britain with 236.

2016 Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps signs off with 23rd gold medal

2016 Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps signs off with 23rd gold medal

It gave Phelps his fifth gold of the Rio Games after his triumphs in the 4x100m free, 4x200m free, 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley, with a silver in the 100m fly for good measure.

UNBELIEVABLE! Michael Phelps eats 5-times more than an average human; Here are the details to his secret diet

UNBELIEVABLE! Michael Phelps eats 5-times more than an average human; Here are the details to his secret diet

An average human being consumes around 2500 calories a day, which is 5 times less than what the Swimming legend takes.

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley final for his 13th Olympic individual gold medal.

NO MEANS NO: I'm ready to retire, says Michael Phelps after winning 27th Olympic medal

NO MEANS NO: I'm ready to retire, says Michael Phelps after winning 27th Olympic medal

Phelps said in 2012 he was retiring but he came back for one last hurrah after feeling he wanted to bow out on his own terms.

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Mighty Michael Phelps stunned on record-breaking day

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Mighty Michael Phelps stunned on record-breaking day

Phelps was seeking his 23rd Olympic gold in the 100m butterfly but Schooling, 21, relegated the legendary American to silver.

WATCH: Biggest shock of Rio 2016 - Joseph Schooling stuns Michael Phelps

WATCH: Biggest shock of Rio 2016 - Joseph Schooling stuns Michael Phelps

Phelps, who now has 27 medals, had been hoping to win the event for the fourth successive Games.

 

Michael Phelps glad to end career on own terms

Michael Phelps glad to end career on own terms

Michael Phelps said on Friday that he was grateful for the chance to finish his glittering career on his own terms after setting a new Olympic record in Rio.