Michael Phelps

Why the Media Should Pay Attention to Michael Phelps' DUI

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Plante-Ajah

I find society's reaction to offences committed by African American athletes and the Michael Phelps news disproportionate and eyebrow raising. It would appear that society has casually accepted his apology and his sponsors have not made any indication that they wish to distance themselves from him, as did many of the NFL's sponsors did after public backlash to the incidents above.

History's Greatest Sports Prodigies Of All-Time

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Living

Any kid who straps on a pair of skates or picks up a basketball at a neighbourhood playground has dreams of ultimate glory. A very rare few show elite...

Bravo, Athletes! Here's What I Learned Watching You

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Watching the Olympics I asked myself over and over again why an individual chose his or her particular sport, and what passion and drive moved them from a simple love of a sport to become an Olympic athlete? It's a question perhaps without one absolute answer. I've also been curious if innate talent is at the root of the decision as to which sport an individual chooses to pursue. Are great athletes born or are they nurtured and made? I've read repeatedly that it isn't necessarily that certain people are gifted and just naturally excel in a particular area.

What Happens When Olympians Retire?

CP | Raissa Ioussouf, The Associated Press | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Most-decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, 27, is thinking about improving his golf game and travelling. Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, 31, ...

What an Athlete's Signature Says About Olympic Psychology

Annette Poizner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png What do we know about the psychology of an Olympic athlete? The signature of Mark Spitz is worth examining. We can learn something about what it takes to excel in sports; also, in life.

London 2012: The Most Hygienic Games Ever?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.

Canada At The Games: Lochte vs. Phelps

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

In Beijing, Michael Phelps put on one of the finest sporting displays at an Olympics, ever. Phelps dominated his competition and won a record 8 gold m...