June 30, 2010
At just 25 years old, swimmer Michael Phelps is already one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history, with 14 gold medals and two bronzes. At the 2008 Beijing Games, he won eight gold medals, breaking Mark Spitz’s 36-year old record.
More Beijing Olympics
August 21, 2008
What could make a parent prouder than watching a child compete in the Olympics? How about watching two—or four—make it to Beijing? This year, several sets of siblings have qualified to compete: unfortunately for some parents, they’re not always on the same team.
August 06, 2008
At 15, Katie Hoff was the youngest competitor at the 2004 Athens Games, and despite the clear promise she showed during practice, trials and prelims, she did not medal. Four years later, Hoff returns to the big arena, having turned in a world record in the 400-meter individual medley at the Olympic Trials in Omaha.