Oct 8, 2016

Obama puts end to tax on Olympians

America’s Olympic athletes will no longer pay a so-called victory tax under a bill President Barack Obama has signed into law. The IRS will now be prohibited from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards cash ...

Swim legend Spitz backs Phelps for multiple golds

Aug 6, 2016

Swim legend Spitz backs Phelps for multiple golds

American swimming great Mark Spitz on Friday backed Michael Phelps to set the Rio Olympics alight and win “several” gold medals in what is likely to be his Olympic swan song. Spitz, whose record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics was broken ...

Aug 6, 2016

Lifeguards a must in Brazil even at games

It is safe to say Michael Phelps has no need for a lifeguard watching over him in the Olympic pool but the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 18 gold medals among his career haul of 22, will have one anyway at the ...

Phelps leaves door open to compete in 2020

Aug 4, 2016

Phelps leaves door open to compete in 2020

A mischievous Michael Phelps hinted the Rio Games may not be his last when the most decorated Olympian of all-time said on Wednesday he was excited his infant son Boomer would be in the stands to watch “the potential” last races of his career. ...

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Jul 3, 2016

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Michael Phelps wasn’t about to lose his last race in the United States. With his gangly arms cutting through the water, Phelps dazzled the home fans one last time. Phelps made it three-for-three at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, rallying on the return lap ...