Four years later, he wanted to win gold. I always talk about my favorite memory of my Olympics is when you're coming down that tunnel with all American athletes and you can't wait to get back in that tunnel.
By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer As athletes around the world head to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics this week, men continue to overwhelmingly outnumber women in leadership spots at. "The opportunity that I have is a dream come true and one that I will remember for the rest of my life". Making his Olympic debut at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Phelps became the youngest male Olympian since 1932, and his eight gold medals from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is an Olympic record.
"The boatel", a laughing Diana Taurasi said Wednesday.
Auriemma noted that the women haven't had much time to gel, with its first real practice happening on July 23.
These two iconic American athletes have brought recognition and prestige to their respective sports; we want to see them out there as long as possible. The role is voted on by fellow members of Team USA.
Michaels Phelps talks to the media after he competed in the preliminary round of the men's 200-meter individual medley at the the USA swimming nationals, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in San Antonio.
The most decorated Olympian in history is now America's literal standard-bearer.
"It's very concerning to me that our governing bodies have dropped the ball in many ways on this", he said. "I'm a lot more open now and more relaxed now".
But last weekend Auriemma, who was at the helm of the 2012 team that defeated France by 36 points in the gold medal match, said something that should give Team USA's opponents grave misgivings: "In some ways I think this can be the best US team ever". Still, maybe we should watch extra close as these legends close out some of the most successful Olympic careers ever.
More than 100 Russians, including seven swimmers and the entire track and field team, have been banned from Rio.
However, he will not contest the event in Rio, freeing him up to become only the second swimmer in history to carry the U.S. flag after Gary Hall at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. But the swimmer expected to be the breakout star is Katie Ledecky, who has never lost a final of a major meet and has the 11 fastest times in the world in the 800 freestyle.