Michael Phelps waves to the crowd after his final Olympic race.

Michael Phelps' Olympic Career Put In Context

From breaking a 2,000-year-old record to medaling more than entire countries, the "Baltimore Bullet" has done it all.


0:59An arrow shows the 3-meter depth of Olympic pools.
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What Makes An Olympic Swimming Pool 'Fast'?

1:26An Angels fan holds up a stuffed Rally Monkey during the Angels' 2002 postseason run.
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When Baseball Teams Need Luck, They Turn To Rally Animals

1:12Anthony Ervin holds his fists up in the air with muscles flexed celebrating his Olympic gold medal swimming win.
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This Is One Of The Most Fascinating Olympic Athletes In Rio

0:38Tanks at the International Army Games in Russia.
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Countries Race Tanks At These Games In Russia

:42Simone Manuel wins gold in the Women's 100-meter freestyle.
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Simone Manuel Makes History — But Not For Her Medal Count

1:38Adilson da Silva of Brazil plays his shot from the first tee during the first round of men's golf on Aug. 11, 2016.
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The Most Interesting Part Of Olympic Golf Might Be The Course Itself

:42ESPN's John Saunders at the Paley Prize Gala in 2014.
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ESPN Host John Saunders Dead At 61

:48A view of the diving pool at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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Forget The Gold; Olympic Divers Want To Know Why Their Pool Is Green

:50Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and French Olympian Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.
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It's An Honor For Kate Middleton To Look Like This French Olympian

1:06Tim Tebow, with spiked hair, wears an over the ear microphone and navy suit with navy and white tie.
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Apparently, Tim Tebow Wants To Play Pro Baseball

0:44Volunteer Marjorie Enya (R) and rugby player Isadora Cerullo of Brazil smile after Enya's marriage proposal.
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Brazilian Rugby Player Says Yes To Sweet Proposal During Rio Olympics

1:34Three Olympic athletes
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Olympic Viewers Call Out Sexist Coverage Of Female Athletes

1:11Michael Phelps of the U.S. competes in the final of the men's 4x100m freestyle relay.
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Here's What Those Red Spots On Michael Phelps' Back Were All About

1:10Leslie Jones at a "Ghostbusters" event.
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Your Twitter Game Might Be Fire, But Did It Get You To The Olympics?

1:00Crews work on the field prior to the NFL Hall of Fame Game.
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NFL Punts On First Preseason Game Because The Field Was 'Like Taffy'

1:14the Rio 2016 Olympics official logo
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Doping Scandal Gets Russia Banned From This Year's Paralympics

1:28Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees looks on from a bench in the dugout as he participates in a spring training workout.
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Alex Rodriguez Is Making $16,000 Per Pitch This Season

:53Alex Rodriguez during a spring training media day in 2010.
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Baseball's Most Controversial Player Will Be Hanging Up His Cleats

1:25Russia's Beslan Mudranov smiles and points after winning the gold medal in Judo in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
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Can Russian Olympic Success Overshadow Its Doping Scandal?

1:45Ginny Thrasher fires and wins the 10m Air Rifle competition on the first day of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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First USA Olympic Gold Medal Renews Attention To Gun Rights

1:40Nicholas Woodbridge of Great Britain competes in the Men's Modern Pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics.
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What You Should Know About One Of The Weirdest Olympic Sports

4:49Our top 3 Olympian stories to watch during the Summer Olympics in Rio.

Top 3 Olympic Storylines You Have To Watch

1:31Chinese Taipei flag being held by taekwondo fighter.
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Taiwan Has To Use A Different Name, Flag and Anthem For The Olympics

1:33Skateboarder Bob Burnquist in action on a skate ramp.
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Olympic Viewership Is Down, But ... Skateboarding May Turn It Around?

1:02Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball during the first half against the Golden State Warriors.
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Russell Westbrook Is Re-signing With The Oklahoma City Thunder

0:45Michael Phelps of the United States participates in the medal ceremony.
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Rio Olympics Are Shaping Up To Be Great For Michael Phelps ... So Far

1:48The NBC Olympic Social Opening Ceremony at Jonathan Beach Club on July 26, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.
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Americans Seem To Be Pretty 'Meh' About The Olympics

1:15Kohei Uchimura competes on the pommel horse during the Artistic Gymnastics NHK Trophy in Tokyo.
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Olympic Gymnast Racks Up $5,000 Phone Bill Playing 'Pokémon Go'

1:27A photo of LeBron James next to a photo of Michael Jordan.
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LeBron James Finally Admits It: He's Chasing Michael Jordan's 'Ghost'

1:18A man takes a selfie in front of the Olympic rings in Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.
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A Cord-Cutter's Guide To Watching The 2016 Summer Olympics