Olympics

Michael Phelps says retiring was the easy part, returning to the water has been hard

Phil Lutton On the final night of competition in the London Olympic pool, the incomparable Michael Phelps was taking his victory lap, waving his giant hands to the crowd and bathing in the deserved adulation as...

Ian Thorpe considered coming out before 2000 Olympics

Kate McClymont, Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics but the swimming wunderkind decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian swimming...

Swimming

James Magnussen moves on from Olympics scorn

Magnussen

Daniel Lane Standing 1.96 metres, weighing 95kilograms and boasting shoulders that could be measured by pick handles, there’s no danger at all of anyone possibly mistaking James Magnussen for a boy.

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Swimming

Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

The most decorated swimmer of all time may be getting ready to make an Olympic comeback at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Michael Phelps goes back to basics at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps.

Winning doesn't come so easily to Olympic great Michael Phelps these days.

Swimming

Michael Phelps comeback for Rio Olympics gathers momentum

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is back in the US drug-testing program in the strongest indication yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Swimming

Michael Phelps coy on Rio Olympics comeback

Michael Phelps.

Swimming legend Michael Phelps, winner of most medals in Olympic history, would not be drawn on Wednesday on whether he may come out of retirement for the 2016 Rio Games.

Swimming

Warning for Olympics' Stilnox Six, but coach escapes sanctions

Aus Mens swim team front the media to admit to their behaviours in London - bringing the swim team into disrepute. James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Eamon Sullivan admit to taking Stilnox tablets. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 22 Feb 2013.

David Sygall The latest - and final - report into the ill-fated London Olympics swimming campaign has laid much of the blame with Swimming Australia and former head coach Leigh Nugent.

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Swimming

Michael Phelps back in pool, no word on Olympics

Paul Newberry Michael Phelps has been working out with his former coach but there is no word yet on a return to swimming for the Rio Olympics.

I was smoking crystal meth in lead-up to Olympics

Matthew Mitcham

WHEN Matthew Mitcham missed out on a place in the Olympic diving finals in August, the whole country witnessed his disappointment.

Fallen stars: shameful games began long before the Olympics

Aus Mens swim team front the media to admit to their behaviours in London - bringing the swim team into disrepute. James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Eamon Sullivan admit to taking Stilnox tablets. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 22 Feb 2013.

Peter Munro ''INSPIRE a generation'' was the motto of the London Olympic Games. But what might the rising pool of Australian swimmers make of the public shaming of the men's 4 x 100 metre relay team?

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs swimming

Injury blow: Missy Franklin.

Phil Lutton American superstar Missy Franklin remains in doubt for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after succumbing to back spasms during training on the Gold Coast.

Swimming

D'Arcy upbeat about Olympics despite bankruptcy hurdle

Nick D'arcy

Controversial butterfly ace Nick D'Arcy believes his London Olympic selection fate is in his own hands even though officials have yet to announce a decision on the bankrupt swimmer's eligibility.

Swimming

McKeon has bloodlines for Olympics

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Pic shows swimmers Emma and David McKeon at the UOW's rec centre for a story on proposed second 24-hour marathon Mega Swim next year in March. 9th of december 2011 Photo by Adam McLean story by Michelle Hoctor

Stathi Paxinos For some people, the writing really is on the wall. David McKeon is a classic example.

Swimming

Gritty Jones makes it four straight Olympics

London-bound: Breaststroke champion Leisel Jones.

Stathi Paxinos, Adelaide Leisel Jones set to become first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics.

Swimming

D'Arcy avoids fanfare as he books Olympics spot

London-bound: Nick D'Arcy celebrates his win in the 200 butterfly last night.

Stathi Paxinos For the second time in his career, Nick D'Arcy gains Olympic selection.

Diving

Mitcham managing injuries for Olympics

Matthew Mitcham

Phil Lutton It's amazing what the small matter of an Olympic gold medal can do for the confidence.

Trickett aims to swim at London Olympics

Tom Wald Libby Trickett plans on swimming at the 2012 London Olympics but is a bit edgy about sharing her coach with rival Jess Schipper.

New swimsuits reviewed before Olympics

Andrew Dampf Manufacturers trying to match Speedo's record-breaking swimsuit have been given a new chance to get their products approved before the Olympics.

Seebohm prepared to sacrifice Olympics

By Tom Wald Emily Seebohm's camp is prepared to sacrifice Olympic glory in Beijing this year to ensure the 15-year-old swimmer's long-term welfare.