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'Grandfather' Phelps plays down Rio prospects

FILE: Swimmer Michael Phelps Comes Out Of Retirement
Michael Phelps is playing down expectations about his return to competitive swimming but the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a mind-boggling 18 gold medals, is finding it tough to sell himself as an underdog.

"Plays down expectations , drops one of three races for comeback meet"

Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

FILE: Swimmer Michael Phelps Comes Out Of Retirement Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week, the clearest signal yet...

Chad aims for record bag of Commonwealth medals

2014 SA National Aquatic Championships and Commonwealth Trials: Day 5 AFTER bagging eight medals at the recent SA Swimming Championships, Chad le Clos will target an ambitious nine gongs at...

International swimming

Australia Olympic champion Stephanie Rice retires

Australia’s triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday.

"Won three golds at Beijing 2008, hampered by shoulder injuries since"

Thorpe in rehab for depression, says manager

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe was in rehab for depression Tuesday after a mixture of painkillers and...

Police called to 'dazed' Ian Thorpe: reports

A "dazed" Ian Thorpe was discovered by police in a Sydney street in the early hours of Monday and taken to hospital,...

Phelps back in American drug testing programme

Michael Phelps has rejoined the US Anti-Doping Agency’s drug testing programme in a signal the most decorated Olympian...

Australia appoint Dutchman Verhaeren as head coach

Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren, best known for guiding the careers of Olympic champion swimmers Inge de Bruijn and Pieter van...

SA swimming

Veteran Schoeman books Commonwealth Games spot

2014 SA National Aquatic Championships and Commonwealth Trials: Day 3
VETERAN Roland Schoeman booked his Commonwealth Games spot this morning as he cracked the fastest time in the 50m freestyle heats at the SA championships in Durban.

Chad clocks five titles; Wittstock's record bettered

SEBASTIEN Rousseau last night became the sixth SA swimmer to qualify for the Commonwealth Games at the national...

Le Clos faces off with his younger brother Jordan

2014 SA National Aquatic Championships and Commonwealth Trials: Day 4 CHAD Le Clos will race against his younger brother Jordan in the 400m individual medley at the SA championships in...