Tag - michael-phelps



Naomi Osaka participates in a forum on mental health during the U.S. Open in New York on Wednesday.
Sep 7, 2023
Naomi Osaka makes U.S. Open return. But not for tennis.
Naomi Osaka returned to the U.S. Open to participate in a forum on mental health and sports alongside former Olympian Michael Phelps.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2020
Michael Phelps says world records unlikely at Tokyo Olympics
The 23-time Olympic gold medalist believes the one-year delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic will prevent swimmers from hitting new marks in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2018
Singapore's Joseph Schooling pleased with Indonesian experience
Joseph Schooling and his Singapore team came up short of the podium, finishing fourth in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay, which wrapped up the six-day swimming competition at the Asian Games.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2018
ESPN playing it for laughs with list
It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2016
Phelps signs off with 23rd gold as U.S. wins 4x100 medley relay
Michael Phelps brought the curtain down on his incredible swimming career with his 23rd Olympic gold medal — and his fifth of the Rio Games — as the United States beat Britain and Australia to win the men's 4x100-meter medley relay on Saturday.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2016
Kaneto victorious in 200-meter breaststroke; Phelps beats Hagino for 22nd gold
Rie Kaneto won gold in the women's 200-meter breaststroke but failed in her mission to break the world record at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2016
Sakai takes silver in 200 butterfly; Phelps claims 20th, 21st gold medals of career
Masato Sakai claimed silver after coming out of nowhere to almost deny Michael Phelps his 20th Olympic gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly at the Rio Games on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2016
Ledecky sets record in 400 free; Phelps gets 19th gold
Katie Ledecky continued her assault on the Rio Olympics by annihilating the women's 400-meter freestyle world record to pick up her first gold medal of the games on Sunday.
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 Rio Games.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2016
Zen-focused Hagino ready to deliver Japan's first gold of Rio Games
Swim star Kosuke Hagino believes he is ready to end years of American Olympic dominance as he bids to get Japan off to a golden start at the Rio Games this weekend.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2016
Phelps triumphs over Lochte in 200-meter IM at U.S. Olympic Trials
Michael Phelps outdueled Ryan Lochte to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday while Katie Ledecky suffered her first setback on the road to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.
Apr 30, 2016
Gymnast Kato, judoka Nomura included on top 100 all-time Olympians list
Distinguished journalist Joe Posnanski, a columnist for the NBC SportsWorld website, recently compiled a list of top 100 all-time Olympians.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2014
Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months
American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2014
Hagino not satisfied despite dominating in Asian Games
After collecting four gold, one silver and two bronze medals from seven events, one would think Kosuke Hagino would be happy with the Asian Games he's had.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2014
Ledecky breaks Pellegrini's world record in women's 400-meter freestyle
American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. National Championships on Saturday, while Michael Phelps struggled home in sixth in the 100 backstroke.
Japan Times
Aug 9, 2014
Legacy of 1984 Olympics still growing strong
What will be the legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics?
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2014
Phelps finishes second behind Lochte in 100m butterfly
Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals