Olimpiadas: Michel Phelps se va lleno de oro

La 'Bala de Baltimore' sumó su medalla de oro 18 de la historia y su presea 22 en su andar por Juegos Olímpicos.

Michael Phelps devient ambassadeur mondial officiel de Crystal Lagoons

 

Michael Phelps Becomes Crystal Lagoons’ Official World Ambassador

Michael Phelps Becomes Crystal Lagoons’ Official World Ambassador. (Photo: Business Wire) Multimedia Gallery URL

Michael Phelps Becomes Crystal Lagoons’ Official World Ambassador

 

Michael Phelps

Lo sportivo più vincente della storia. Semplicemente un “mostro”: 23 medaglie d’oro (13 individuali e 10 staffette, record assoluto) e 28 podi alle Olimpiadi, 26 titoli iridati (con 33 podi complessivi) e 83 medaglie complessive in carriera. Lo Squalo di Baltimora, a 24 anni, aveva già in bacheca, tra gli altri, 14 ori e due bronzi olimpici e 23 titoli iridati.
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Nicole and Michael Phelps Relived Their Mexico Wedding for First Anniversary

A fourth for good measure. A year ago, Olympian Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole, married in a beautiful destination wedding in Mexico—a memory so special that the pair decided to return to the ceremony...

Nicole and Michael Phelps Went Back to Their Wedding Location in Mexico for First Anniversary

A fourth for good measure. A year ago, Olympian Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole, married in a beautiful destination wedding in Mexico—a memory so special that the pair decided to return to the ceremony...

Michael Phelps

“One year ago I had the privilege of marrying my best friend!” the Olympian wrote, sharing this kissy pic with his wife, Nicole. “Love you forever and ever @mrs.nicolephelps” (Photo: Michael Phelps via Instagram)

Michael Phelps

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba1oh2_HUMQ/?taken-by=m_phelps00 One year ago I had the privilege of marrying my best friend!!! Love you forever and ever @mrs.nicolephelps 📸@boonestudios

The secret documents that could shed light on sport's famous conspiracy theories

With long-classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F Kennedy due to be released pending President Donald Trump's approval, conspiracy theories are running wild. The sporting world is not immune to such theories either, with a long history of alleged fixes, frame-ups, biased officiating, doped-up athletes and inside jobs filling the imagination of aggrieved and bitter fans. Let's ignore Ockham's Razor and entertain some of them.  Did Sonny Liston take a dive?  By 1965, Muhammad Ali was no longer Cassius Clay and had taken the world heavyweight title from the grasp of intimidating bruiser Sonny Liston. Their second title fight in Maine however, would be shrouded in controversy forevermore. Ali caught Liston with what looked an innocuous counter-punch in the first-round, but Liston hit the canvas.  Referee Jersey Joe Walcott did not begin the count, and the after Liston stayed down for more than 10 seconds the fight was stopped after a brief resumption. Ali won on technical knockout, and the decisive blow was called 'The Phantom Punch'.  Rumours abound that Liston bet against on himself to pay off gambling debts, that the Nation of Islam made threats against his life or the Mafia fixed the result. Ali's punch did catch Liston a glancing blow to the temple however, and that would be the simplest explanation. Make your own mind up.   The secret document that could solve the mystery: Sonny Liston's bookmaker's ledger.  Did an Arsenal-supporting chef poison Tottenham? An episode that left the southern end of Seven Sisters Road in stitches for years. On the final day of the 2005-6 Premier League season, victory over West Ham would have assured Tottenham Hotspur of Champions League qualification at the expense of fierce local rivals Arsenal. At the time, Spurs had not finished above Arsene Wenger's side since 1995.  However, on the eve of the final-day decider at Upton Park, the Spurs squad was plagued by a mysterious bout of food poisoning. There we even doubts about the match going ahead, with key Spurs players such as Michael Carrick, Robbie Keane and Jermain Jenas suffering. It was later revealed, that the Italian food at their Canary Wharf hotel was probably to blame.  "Lasagne and spaghetti Bolognese were on the menu, we ate, and then in the middle of the night we started dropping like flies," reflected Jenas. "It was mayhem." Spurs lost at West Ham 2-1, while a Thierry Henry hat-trick fired Arsenal to a 4-2 victory over Wigan in the final match at Highbury. The day was a rich source of schadenfreude and mocking chants for several seasons.  The secret document that could solve the mystery:The head chef's Arsenal season ticket.  Martin Jol consoled Robbie Keane Credit: EPA Did Colonel Gaddafi organise the disappearance of Shergar? With the exception of the Lord Lucan mystery, no disappearing act has left such a lasting imprint on British folklore. One of the great flat-racing horses in history, Derby winner Shergar was taken by armed men in balaclavas from his stables in Co Kildare Ireland in 1983, and never seen again.  His fate is still unknown, and the incident has been the source of several books and films since. One lurid conspiracy theory is that he was kidnapped by the IRA and given to Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in exchange for arms. Another is that he was taken by the New Orleans Mafia.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: The horse's dental records.  Did Bobby Riggs rig the 'Battle of the Sexes'? 2017 was the year of the sporting novelty event with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor's ludicrous bout in Las Vegas, but it was by no means sport's first publicity stunt. In 1973, professional tennis player Bobby Riggs challenged multiple Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King to a match. The implication of course, was that the match would decide whether or not the best of the women's game could keep up with their male counterparts.  King wiped the floor with him, and many suggested that Riggs had bet against himself and organised the whole event as a hustle. The more likely explanation is that the premise of the event - female athletes having to prove they are 'as good' as men- was nonsense to begin with.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Riggs' bank statement before and after the event. Billie Jean King holds down the net as Bobby Riggs Credit: AP Did Michael Phelps actually lose at the Beijing Olympics? Few could dispute Michael Phelps's Olympic legacy, but some do dispute his seventh Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The American made an awful start to the 100-meter butterfly final, and trailed Serbian Milorad Cavic for most of the race until he chased him down on the final length.  The human eye could not decipher who had triumphed, but Phelps was awarded gold by one-hundredth of a second. The race time is measured by swimmers touching an electronic pad when they reach the line, and many fans believe Cavic actually got their first - but did not hit the pad firmly enough to register his time.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Finger prints.  Why did Ronaldo play in the 1998 World Cup final? The 'original' Ronaldo was the most exciting footballer in the world in 1998, but hours the World Cup final between Brazil and France he mysteriously fell ill. Sources, including teammate Roberto Carlos, reported he suffered some form of seizure. He was quickly taken out of the starting line-up and whisked away to hospital. However, he made a gained recovery and was put back in the team. Ronaldo was a shadow of himself and, many thought, unfit to play, as France won 3-0.  People have wondered ever since why he played.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Ronaldo's personal diary.  Ronaldo was badly out-of-sorts against France Credit: AFP Did Uefa conspire to get Barcelona in the Champions League final? Nothing condones Chelsea players' behaviour after their Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona in 2009, but they certainly were on the rough end of some bad decisions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had three plausible penalty shouts turned down by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, with Michael Ballack chasing after him shouting expletives in his face.  The general secretary of Uefa, David Taylor, was forced to deny accusations of Uefa favouritism towards Barcelona. "If anything it's a media conspiracy against Uefa," said Taylor. "It does make me angry. It really annoys me because it's a load of rubbish." The number of red cards received by opponents of Barcelona fueled this spurious theory: Arsenal's Jens Lehman in the 2006 Champions League final, Inter's Thiago Motta in the 2009 semi-final, Arsenal's Robin van Persie in a 2011 last-16 tie and John Terry in a 2012 semi-final to name a few.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: There are none. A mixture of human error and gamesmanship are to blame. 

The secret documents that could shed light on sport's famous conspiracy theories

With long-classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F Kennedy due to be released pending President Donald Trump's approval, conspiracy theories are running wild. The sporting world is not immune to such theories either, with a long history of alleged fixes, frame-ups, biased officiating, doped-up athletes and inside jobs filling the imagination of aggrieved and bitter fans. Let's ignore Ockham's Razor and entertain some of them.  Did Sonny Liston take a dive?  By 1965, Muhammad Ali was no longer Cassius Clay and had taken the world heavyweight title from the grasp of intimidating bruiser Sonny Liston. Their second title fight in Maine however, would be shrouded in controversy forevermore. Ali caught Liston with what looked an innocuous counter-punch in the first-round, but Liston hit the canvas.  Referee Jersey Joe Walcott did not begin the count, and the after Liston stayed down for more than 10 seconds the fight was stopped after a brief resumption. Ali won on technical knockout, and the decisive blow was called 'The Phantom Punch'.  Rumours abound that Liston bet against on himself to pay off gambling debts, that the Nation of Islam made threats against his life or the Mafia fixed the result. Ali's punch did catch Liston a glancing blow to the temple however, and that would be the simplest explanation. Make your own mind up.   The secret document that could solve the mystery: Sonny Liston's bookmaker's ledger.  Did an Arsenal-supporting chef poison Tottenham? An episode that left the southern end of Seven Sisters Road in stitches for years. On the final day of the 2005-6 Premier League season, victory over West Ham would have assured Tottenham Hotspur of Champions League qualification at the expense of fierce local rivals Arsenal. At the time, Spurs had not finished above Arsene Wenger's side since 1995.  However, on the eve of the final-day decider at Upton Park, the Spurs squad was plagued by a mysterious bout of food poisoning. There we even doubts about the match going ahead, with key Spurs players such as Michael Carrick, Robbie Keane and Jermain Jenas suffering. It was later revealed, that the Italian food at their Canary Wharf hotel was probably to blame.  "Lasagne and spaghetti Bolognese were on the menu, we ate, and then in the middle of the night we started dropping like flies," reflected Jenas. "It was mayhem." Spurs lost at West Ham 2-1, while a Thierry Henry hat-trick fired Arsenal to a 4-2 victory over Wigan in the final match at Highbury. The day was a rich source of schadenfreude and mocking chants for several seasons.  The secret document that could solve the mystery:The head chef's Arsenal season ticket.  Martin Jol consoled Robbie Keane Credit: EPA Did Colonel Gaddafi organise the disappearance of Shergar? With the exception of the Lord Lucan mystery, no disappearing act has left such a lasting imprint on British folklore. One of the great flat-racing horses in history, Derby winner Shergar was taken by armed men in balaclavas from his stables in Co Kildare Ireland in 1983, and never seen again.  His fate is still unknown, and the incident has been the source of several books and films since. One lurid conspiracy theory is that he was kidnapped by the IRA and given to Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in exchange for arms. Another is that he was taken by the New Orleans Mafia.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: The horse's dental records.  Did Bobby Riggs rig the 'Battle of the Sexes'? 2017 was the year of the sporting novelty event with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor's ludicrous bout in Las Vegas, but it was by no means sport's first publicity stunt. In 1973, professional tennis player Bobby Riggs challenged multiple Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King to a match. The implication of course, was that the match would decide whether or not the best of the women's game could keep up with their male counterparts.  King wiped the floor with him, and many suggested that Riggs had bet against himself and organised the whole event as a hustle. The more likely explanation is that the premise of the event - female athletes having to prove they are 'as good' as men- was nonsense to begin with.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Riggs' bank statement before and after the event. Billie Jean King holds down the net as Bobby Riggs Credit: AP Did Michael Phelps actually lose at the Beijing Olympics? Few could dispute Michael Phelps's Olympic legacy, but some do dispute his seventh Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The American made an awful start to the 100-meter butterfly final, and trailed Serbian Milorad Cavic for most of the race until he chased him down on the final length.  The human eye could not decipher who had triumphed, but Phelps was awarded gold by one-hundredth of a second. The race time is measured by swimmers touching an electronic pad when they reach the line, and many fans believe Cavic actually got their first - but did not hit the pad firmly enough to register his time.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Finger prints.  Why did Ronaldo play in the 1998 World Cup final? The 'original' Ronaldo was the most exciting footballer in the world in 1998, but hours the World Cup final between Brazil and France he mysteriously fell ill. Sources, including teammate Roberto Carlos, reported he suffered some form of seizure. He was quickly taken out of the starting line-up and whisked away to hospital. However, he made a gained recovery and was put back in the team. Ronaldo was a shadow of himself and, many thought, unfit to play, as France won 3-0.  People have wondered ever since why he played.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Ronaldo's personal diary.  Ronaldo was badly out-of-sorts against France Credit: AFP Did Uefa conspire to get Barcelona in the Champions League final? Nothing condones Chelsea players' behaviour after their Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona in 2009, but they certainly were on the rough end of some bad decisions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had three plausible penalty shouts turned down by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, with Michael Ballack chasing after him shouting expletives in his face.  The general secretary of Uefa, David Taylor, was forced to deny accusations of Uefa favouritism towards Barcelona. "If anything it's a media conspiracy against Uefa," said Taylor. "It does make me angry. It really annoys me because it's a load of rubbish." The number of red cards received by opponents of Barcelona fueled this spurious theory: Arsenal's Jens Lehman in the 2006 Champions League final, Inter's Thiago Motta in the 2009 semi-final, Arsenal's Robin van Persie in a 2011 last-16 tie and John Terry in a 2012 semi-final to name a few.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: There are none. A mixture of human error and gamesmanship are to blame. 

The secret documents that could shed light on sport's famous conspiracy theories

With long-classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F Kennedy due to be released pending President Donald Trump's approval, conspiracy theories are running wild. The sporting world is not immune to such theories either, with a long history of alleged fixes, frame-ups, biased officiating, doped-up athletes and inside jobs filling the imagination of aggrieved and bitter fans. Let's ignore Ockham's Razor and entertain some of them.  Did Sonny Liston take a dive?  By 1965, Muhammad Ali was no longer Cassius Clay and had taken the world heavyweight title from the grasp of intimidating bruiser Sonny Liston. Their second title fight in Maine however, would be shrouded in controversy forevermore. Ali caught Liston with what looked an innocuous counter-punch in the first-round, but Liston hit the canvas.  Referee Jersey Joe Walcott did not begin the count, and the after Liston stayed down for more than 10 seconds the fight was stopped after a brief resumption. Ali won on technical knockout, and the decisive blow was called 'The Phantom Punch'.  Rumours abound that Liston bet against on himself to pay off gambling debts, that the Nation of Islam made threats against his life or the Mafia fixed the result. Ali's punch did catch Liston a glancing blow to the temple however, and that would be the simplest explanation. Make your own mind up.   The secret document that could solve the mystery: Sonny Liston's bookmaker's ledger.  Did an Arsenal-supporting chef poison Tottenham? An episode that left the southern end of Seven Sisters Road in stitches for years. On the final day of the 2005-6 Premier League season, victory over West Ham would have assured Tottenham Hotspur of Champions League qualification at the expense of fierce local rivals Arsenal. At the time, Spurs had not finished above Arsene Wenger's side since 1995.  However, on the eve of the final-day decider at Upton Park, the Spurs squad was plagued by a mysterious bout of food poisoning. There we even doubts about the match going ahead, with key Spurs players such as Michael Carrick, Robbie Keane and Jermain Jenas suffering. It was later revealed, that the Italian food at their Canary Wharf hotel was probably to blame.  "Lasagne and spaghetti Bolognese were on the menu, we ate, and then in the middle of the night we started dropping like flies," reflected Jenas. "It was mayhem." Spurs lost at West Ham 2-1, while a Thierry Henry hat-trick fired Arsenal to a 4-2 victory over Wigan in the final match at Highbury. The day was a rich source of schadenfreude and mocking chants for several seasons.  The secret document that could solve the mystery:The head chef's Arsenal season ticket.  Martin Jol consoled Robbie Keane Credit: EPA Did Colonel Gaddafi organise the disappearance of Shergar? With the exception of the Lord Lucan mystery, no disappearing act has left such a lasting imprint on British folklore. One of the great flat-racing horses in history, Derby winner Shergar was taken by armed men in balaclavas from his stables in Co Kildare Ireland in 1983, and never seen again.  His fate is still unknown, and the incident has been the source of several books and films since. One lurid conspiracy theory is that he was kidnapped by the IRA and given to Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in exchange for arms. Another is that he was taken by the New Orleans Mafia.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: The horse's dental records.  Did Bobby Riggs rig the 'Battle of the Sexes'? 2017 was the year of the sporting novelty event with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor's ludicrous bout in Las Vegas, but it was by no means sport's first publicity stunt. In 1973, professional tennis player Bobby Riggs challenged multiple Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King to a match. The implication of course, was that the match would decide whether or not the best of the women's game could keep up with their male counterparts.  King wiped the floor with him, and many suggested that Riggs had bet against himself and organised the whole event as a hustle. The more likely explanation is that the premise of the event - female athletes having to prove they are 'as good' as men- was nonsense to begin with.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Riggs' bank statement before and after the event. Billie Jean King holds down the net as Bobby Riggs Credit: AP Did Michael Phelps actually lose at the Beijing Olympics? Few could dispute Michael Phelps's Olympic legacy, but some do dispute his seventh Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The American made an awful start to the 100-meter butterfly final, and trailed Serbian Milorad Cavic for most of the race until he chased him down on the final length.  The human eye could not decipher who had triumphed, but Phelps was awarded gold by one-hundredth of a second. The race time is measured by swimmers touching an electronic pad when they reach the line, and many fans believe Cavic actually got their first - but did not hit the pad firmly enough to register his time.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Finger prints.  Why did Ronaldo play in the 1998 World Cup final? The 'original' Ronaldo was the most exciting footballer in the world in 1998, but hours the World Cup final between Brazil and France he mysteriously fell ill. Sources, including teammate Roberto Carlos, reported he suffered some form of seizure. He was quickly taken out of the starting line-up and whisked away to hospital. However, he made a gained recovery and was put back in the team. Ronaldo was a shadow of himself and, many thought, unfit to play, as France won 3-0.  People have wondered ever since why he played.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Ronaldo's personal diary.  Ronaldo was badly out-of-sorts against France Credit: AFP Did Uefa conspire to get Barcelona in the Champions League final? Nothing condones Chelsea players' behaviour after their Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona in 2009, but they certainly were on the rough end of some bad decisions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had three plausible penalty shouts turned down by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, with Michael Ballack chasing after him shouting expletives in his face.  The general secretary of Uefa, David Taylor, was forced to deny accusations of Uefa favouritism towards Barcelona. "If anything it's a media conspiracy against Uefa," said Taylor. "It does make me angry. It really annoys me because it's a load of rubbish." The number of red cards received by opponents of Barcelona fueled this spurious theory: Arsenal's Jens Lehman in the 2006 Champions League final, Inter's Thiago Motta in the 2009 semi-final, Arsenal's Robin van Persie in a 2011 last-16 tie and John Terry in a 2012 semi-final to name a few.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: There are none. A mixture of human error and gamesmanship are to blame. 

The secret documents that could shed light on sport's famous conspiracy theories

With long-classified documents concerning the assassination of President John F Kennedy due to be released pending President Donald Trump's approval, conspiracy theories are running wild. The sporting world is not immune to such theories either, with a long history of alleged fixes, frame-ups, biased officiating, doped-up athletes and inside jobs filling the imagination of aggrieved and bitter fans. Let's ignore Ockham's Razor and entertain some of them.  Did Sonny Liston take a dive?  By 1965, Muhammad Ali was no longer Cassius Clay and had taken the world heavyweight title from the grasp of intimidating bruiser Sonny Liston. Their second title fight in Maine however, would be shrouded in controversy forevermore. Ali caught Liston with what looked an innocuous counter-punch in the first-round, but Liston hit the canvas.  Referee Jersey Joe Walcott did not begin the count, and the after Liston stayed down for more than 10 seconds the fight was stopped after a brief resumption. Ali won on technical knockout, and the decisive blow was called 'The Phantom Punch'.  Rumours abound that Liston bet against on himself to pay off gambling debts, that the Nation of Islam made threats against his life or the Mafia fixed the result. Ali's punch did catch Liston a glancing blow to the temple however, and that would be the simplest explanation. Make your own mind up.   The secret document that could solve the mystery: Sonny Liston's bookmaker's ledger.  Did an Arsenal-supporting chef poison Tottenham? An episode that left the southern end of Seven Sisters Road in stitches for years. On the final day of the 2005-6 Premier League season, victory over West Ham would have assured Tottenham Hotspur of Champions League qualification at the expense of fierce local rivals Arsenal. At the time, Spurs had not finished above Arsene Wenger's side since 1995.  However, on the eve of the final-day decider at Upton Park, the Spurs squad was plagued by a mysterious bout of food poisoning. There we even doubts about the match going ahead, with key Spurs players such as Michael Carrick, Robbie Keane and Jermain Jenas suffering. It was later revealed, that the Italian food at their Canary Wharf hotel was probably to blame.  "Lasagne and spaghetti Bolognese were on the menu, we ate, and then in the middle of the night we started dropping like flies," reflected Jenas. "It was mayhem." Spurs lost at West Ham 2-1, while a Thierry Henry hat-trick fired Arsenal to a 4-2 victory over Wigan in the final match at Highbury. The day was a rich source of schadenfreude and mocking chants for several seasons.  The secret document that could solve the mystery:The head chef's Arsenal season ticket.  Martin Jol consoled Robbie Keane Credit: EPA Did Colonel Gaddafi organise the disappearance of Shergar? With the exception of the Lord Lucan mystery, no disappearing act has left such a lasting imprint on British folklore. One of the great flat-racing horses in history, Derby winner Shergar was taken by armed men in balaclavas from his stables in Co Kildare Ireland in 1983, and never seen again.  His fate is still unknown, and the incident has been the source of several books and films since. One lurid conspiracy theory is that he was kidnapped by the IRA and given to Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in exchange for arms. Another is that he was taken by the New Orleans Mafia.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: The horse's dental records.  Did Bobby Riggs rig the 'Battle of the Sexes'? 2017 was the year of the sporting novelty event with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor's ludicrous bout in Las Vegas, but it was by no means sport's first publicity stunt. In 1973, professional tennis player Bobby Riggs challenged multiple Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King to a match. The implication of course, was that the match would decide whether or not the best of the women's game could keep up with their male counterparts.  King wiped the floor with him, and many suggested that Riggs had bet against himself and organised the whole event as a hustle. The more likely explanation is that the premise of the event - female athletes having to prove they are 'as good' as men- was nonsense to begin with.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Riggs' bank statement before and after the event. Billie Jean King holds down the net as Bobby Riggs Credit: AP Did Michael Phelps actually lose at the Beijing Olympics? Few could dispute Michael Phelps's Olympic legacy, but some do dispute his seventh Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The American made an awful start to the 100-meter butterfly final, and trailed Serbian Milorad Cavic for most of the race until he chased him down on the final length.  The human eye could not decipher who had triumphed, but Phelps was awarded gold by one-hundredth of a second. The race time is measured by swimmers touching an electronic pad when they reach the line, and many fans believe Cavic actually got their first - but did not hit the pad firmly enough to register his time.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Finger prints.  Why did Ronaldo play in the 1998 World Cup final? The 'original' Ronaldo was the most exciting footballer in the world in 1998, but hours the World Cup final between Brazil and France he mysteriously fell ill. Sources, including teammate Roberto Carlos, reported he suffered some form of seizure. He was quickly taken out of the starting line-up and whisked away to hospital. However, he made a gained recovery and was put back in the team. Ronaldo was a shadow of himself and, many thought, unfit to play, as France won 3-0.  People have wondered ever since why he played.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: Ronaldo's personal diary.  Ronaldo was badly out-of-sorts against France Credit: AFP Did Uefa conspire to get Barcelona in the Champions League final? Nothing condones Chelsea players' behaviour after their Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona in 2009, but they certainly were on the rough end of some bad decisions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had three plausible penalty shouts turned down by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, with Michael Ballack chasing after him shouting expletives in his face.  The general secretary of Uefa, David Taylor, was forced to deny accusations of Uefa favouritism towards Barcelona. "If anything it's a media conspiracy against Uefa," said Taylor. "It does make me angry. It really annoys me because it's a load of rubbish." The number of red cards received by opponents of Barcelona fueled this spurious theory: Arsenal's Jens Lehman in the 2006 Champions League final, Inter's Thiago Motta in the 2009 semi-final, Arsenal's Robin van Persie in a 2011 last-16 tie and John Terry in a 2012 semi-final to name a few.  The secret document that could solve the mystery: There are none. A mixture of human error and gamesmanship are to blame. 

Michael Phelps (AP)

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

The Olympic gold medalist sits down with Yahoo Sports and shares the lowest point of his life and what he ​had to do to overcome it.

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

The Olympic gold medalist sits down with Yahoo Sports and shares the lowest point of his life and what he ​had to do to overcome it.

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

The Olympic gold medalist sits down with Yahoo Sports and shares the lowest point of his life and what he ​had to do to overcome it. He also discusses the negative impact social media has on our mental health. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

Michael Phelps' darkest moment: 'I didn't want to be alive'

The Olympic gold medalist sits down with Yahoo Sports and shares the lowest point of his life and what he ​had to do to overcome it.

Michael Phelps Talks Mental Health, Climate Change & Boomer’s Phone-Hacking Skills

Being a working parent is tough, and plenty of us complain about being constantly overscheduled....

Michael Phelps Talks Mental Health, Climate Change & Boomer’s Phone-Hacking Skills

Being a working parent is tough, and plenty of us complain about being constantly overscheduled....

Phelps on saving water, Instagram famous babies, and self care

It’s almost Halloween, which means everyone should be asking themselves one important question: What’s Boomer Phelps dressing up as?

I recently caught up with Boomer’s dad Michael (yes, the most decorated Olympian in history — that Michael) to chat about everything from his role as Global Ambassador for Colgate and thoughts on self care to the imminent new addition to his family.

But when I — perhaps the biggest Boomer fan after Coach Bowman — asked what his son was being for Halloween, he wouldn’t tell me. 

As you can imagine I was very hurt, but I guess I kind of understood? Most of my adult coworkers won't even tell me what they're dressing up as for our Mash-O-Ween office party, so I suppose it makes sense that the proud parents of a toddler who's effortlessly amassed 797,000 Instagram followers might want to keep the big reveal a secret.

Still, I really wanted to know — so Michael was kind enough to at least give me a few clues.

"I don’t know if I’m allowed to say, but my wife picked up his costume the other day and he’s going to be amazing in it," Phelps said about little Booms. "He loves his character that he’s going to be. He likes animals so I’ll tell you he’s going to be an animal."

And while Phelps couldn't share share any costume specifics, he did mention that the animal is from one of Boomer's favorite television shows. "When you see it you’ll know what it is," Phelps assured me, adding that Boomer has his animal noises down pat and is ready for the big day.

From the toddler's precious Instagram posts we already know he's a fan of dogs, sharks, otters, dinosaurs, and monkeys. Perhaps a cute little Curious George?! 🐒

Boomer's future fame

You know what? I'm cool with having to wait until Oct. 31 to find out what Boomer's costume is, because I got to learn some other super cute stuff about him.

For instance, Boomer's 2032 Olympic training is coming along quite nicely and he's been perfecting his kick in the pool. "He loves splashing around and I’ve always said if he wants to swim and if he does something he’s very passionate about that’s what Nicole and I are really pushing more than anything else," Phelps said.

Dad and I just being silly🙈

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However, swimming is far from the only talent Boomer has to fall back on. Whether he's picking up his rubber baseball, padded bat, or plastic golf club, driving around in his toy cars and wagons, or playing his tiny guitar or drums, the toddler is always moving.

"I've always said as a father and an athlete I’m rooting for him leading the Masters on a Sunday or something," Phelps said. "I'm rooting for a good golfer, but whatever he wants to do is obviously totally his decision."

New baby, new Instagram

According to Michael, though Boomer's growing fast he's still full of firsts. Just the other day he said "all done" for the first time, and apparently did a little moonwalk, 😍  but he's about to get some competition in the cuteness department.

"We’re excited for the next part of our mission: having another child in the household and seeing the interaction that they have with one another," Michael said about baby number two. Back in June Nicole Phelps revealed her husband is the mastermind behind Boomer's Instagram account, and Michael confessed he's more than ready to take on a third social media persona.

So excited to see what mama is having!! Do I get to have a brother or a sister?!?

A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Aug 29, 2017 at 9:27am PDT

"We believe we have the name of our next child picked out and we’ve already secured an Instagram account for them," Phelps said. "We wanted to make sure we got on that because last time finding the right one for Boomer was challenging."

"As soon as the public knows any name they’re automatically picking out all of the social media handles, so we’re keeping everything very hush hush but we do have a couple things locked in."

Life after the Olympics 

On a more serious note, Phelps opened up about what's been keeping him busy lately: the environment. As Global Ambassador for Colgate he joined the Save Water campaign to inspire people to save water any way they can — whether it’s something as small as turning off the sink when brushing their teeth, cutting down on shower time, or heck, even brushing their teeth while in the shower.

"This is a resource that’s so powerful and so big in our everyday lives,” Phelps said. “We might not have clean drinking water forever because we’re wasting so much.” 

An average American family uses over 300 gallons of water a day according to the EPA, but Phelps is already teaching Boomer conservation tricks. "By the time he’s fully able to brush his own teeth and turn his water off himself he’ll be ready because he’s seen it for so long,” Phelps said.  

The Olympian is also traveling to schools, handing out water-activated drain stickers to children with the hope of inspiring them to be mindful of water usage at a young age, spreading awareness with the hashtag #EveryDropCounts. 

And like many of us, when attempting to save the world feels a bit too overwhelming, Phelps turns to self care. "I think every person needs some kind of self care, whatever that may be. For me I’m constantly taking time whether it’s me on the golf course or working out — I know that’s something that I need every single day six days a week to be a better husband, to be a better father, and to be a better friend.”

Phelps has been very open about his struggles with depression and anxiety over the years, and he explained how he’s learned to prioritize his mental health and communicate his emotions to others. "I think it took me going through the low point in life to be aware of what I need and what i have to do as part of my growing process,” he said.

Phelps on saving water, Instagram famous babies, and self care

It’s almost Halloween, which means everyone should be asking themselves one important question: What’s Boomer Phelps dressing up as?

I recently caught up with Boomer’s dad Michael (yes, the most decorated Olympian in history — that Michael) to chat about everything from his role as Global Ambassador for Colgate and thoughts on self care to the imminent new addition to his family.

But when I — perhaps the biggest Boomer fan after Coach Bowman — asked what his son was being for Halloween, he wouldn’t tell me. 

As you can imagine I was very hurt, but I guess I kind of understood? Most of my adult coworkers won't even tell me what they're dressing up as for our Mash-O-Ween office party, so I suppose it makes sense that the proud parents of a toddler who's effortlessly amassed 797,000 Instagram followers might want to keep the big reveal a secret.

Still, I really wanted to know — so Michael was kind enough to at least give me a few clues.

"I don’t know if I’m allowed to say, but my wife picked up his costume the other day and he’s going to be amazing in it," Phelps said about little Booms. "He loves his character that he’s going to be. He likes animals so I’ll tell you he’s going to be an animal."

And while Phelps couldn't share share any costume specifics, he did mention that the animal is from one of Boomer's favorite television shows. "When you see it you’ll know what it is," Phelps assured me, adding that Boomer has his animal noises down pat and is ready for the big day.

From the toddler's precious Instagram posts we already know he's a fan of dogs, sharks, otters, dinosaurs, and monkeys. Perhaps a cute little Curious George?! 🐒

Boomer's future fame

You know what? I'm cool with having to wait until Oct. 31 to find out what Boomer's costume is, because I got to learn some other super cute stuff about him.

For instance, Boomer's 2032 Olympic training is coming along quite nicely and he's been perfecting his kick in the pool. "He loves splashing around and I’ve always said if he wants to swim and if he does something he’s very passionate about that’s what Nicole and I are really pushing more than anything else," Phelps said.

Dad and I just being silly🙈

A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Sep 17, 2017 at 8:11am PDT

However, swimming is far from the only talent Boomer has to fall back on. Whether he's picking up his rubber baseball, padded bat, or plastic golf club, driving around in his toy cars and wagons, or playing his tiny guitar or drums, the toddler is always moving.

"I've always said as a father and an athlete I’m rooting for him leading the Masters on a Sunday or something," Phelps said. "I'm rooting for a good golfer, but whatever he wants to do is obviously totally his decision."

New baby, new Instagram

According to Michael, though Boomer's growing fast he's still full of firsts. Just the other day he said "all done" for the first time, and apparently did a little moonwalk, 😍  but he's about to get some competition in the cuteness department.

"We’re excited for the next part of our mission: having another child in the household and seeing the interaction that they have with one another," Michael said about baby number two. Back in June Nicole Phelps revealed her husband is the mastermind behind Boomer's Instagram account, and Michael confessed he's more than ready to take on a third social media persona.

So excited to see what mama is having!! Do I get to have a brother or a sister?!?

A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Aug 29, 2017 at 9:27am PDT

"We believe we have the name of our next child picked out and we’ve already secured an Instagram account for them," Phelps said. "We wanted to make sure we got on that because last time finding the right one for Boomer was challenging."

"As soon as the public knows any name they’re automatically picking out all of the social media handles, so we’re keeping everything very hush hush but we do have a couple things locked in."

Life after the Olympics 

On a more serious note, Phelps opened up about what's been keeping him busy lately: the environment. As Global Ambassador for Colgate he joined the Save Water campaign to inspire people to save water any way they can — whether it’s something as small as turning off the sink when brushing their teeth, cutting down on shower time, or heck, even brushing their teeth while in the shower.

"This is a resource that’s so powerful and so big in our everyday lives,” Phelps said. “We might not have clean drinking water forever because we’re wasting so much.” 

An average American family uses over 300 gallons of water a day according to the EPA, but Phelps is already teaching Boomer conservation tricks. "By the time he’s fully able to brush his own teeth and turn his water off himself he’ll be ready because he’s seen it for so long,” Phelps said.  

The Olympian is also traveling to schools, handing out water-activated drain stickers to children with the hope of inspiring them to be mindful of water usage at a young age, spreading awareness with the hashtag #EveryDropCounts. 

And like many of us, when attempting to save the world feels a bit too overwhelming, Phelps turns to self care. "I think every person needs some kind of self care, whatever that may be. For me I’m constantly taking time whether it’s me on the golf course or working out — I know that’s something that I need every single day six days a week to be a better husband, to be a better father, and to be a better friend.”

Phelps has been very open about his struggles with depression and anxiety over the years, and he explained how he’s learned to prioritize his mental health and communicate his emotions to others. "I think it took me going through the low point in life to be aware of what I need and what i have to do as part of my growing process,” he said.

Phelps on saving water, Instagram famous babies, and self care

It’s almost Halloween, which means everyone should be asking themselves one important question: What’s Boomer Phelps dressing up as?

I recently caught up with Boomer’s dad Michael (yes, the most decorated Olympian in history — that Michael) to chat about everything from his role as Global Ambassador for Colgate and thoughts on self care to the imminent new addition to his family.

But when I — perhaps the biggest Boomer fan after Coach Bowman — asked what his son was being for Halloween, he wouldn’t tell me. 

As you can imagine I was very hurt, but I guess I kind of understood? Most of my adult coworkers won't even tell me what they're dressing up as for our Mash-O-Ween office party, so I suppose it makes sense that the proud parents of a toddler who's effortlessly amassed 797,000 Instagram followers might want to keep the big reveal a secret.

Still, I really wanted to know — so Michael was kind enough to at least give me a few clues.

"I don’t know if I’m allowed to say, but my wife picked up his costume the other day and he’s going to be amazing in it," Phelps said about little Booms. "He loves his character that he’s going to be. He likes animals so I’ll tell you he’s going to be an animal."

And while Phelps couldn't share share any costume specifics, he did mention that the animal is from one of Boomer's favorite television shows. "When you see it you’ll know what it is," Phelps assured me, adding that Boomer has his animal noises down pat and is ready for the big day.

From the toddler's precious Instagram posts we already know he's a fan of dogs, sharks, otters, dinosaurs, and monkeys. Perhaps a cute little Curious George?! 🐒

Boomer's future fame

You know what? I'm cool with having to wait until Oct. 31 to find out what Boomer's costume is, because I got to learn some other super cute stuff about him.

For instance, Boomer's 2032 Olympic training is coming along quite nicely and he's been perfecting his kick in the pool. "He loves splashing around and I’ve always said if he wants to swim and if he does something he’s very passionate about that’s what Nicole and I are really pushing more than anything else," Phelps said.

Dad and I just being silly🙈

A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Sep 17, 2017 at 8:11am PDT

However, swimming is far from the only talent Boomer has to fall back on. Whether he's picking up his rubber baseball, padded bat, or plastic golf club, driving around in his toy cars and wagons, or playing his tiny guitar or drums, the toddler is always moving.

"I've always said as a father and an athlete I’m rooting for him leading the Masters on a Sunday or something," Phelps said. "I'm rooting for a good golfer, but whatever he wants to do is obviously totally his decision."

New baby, new Instagram

According to Michael, though Boomer's growing fast he's still full of firsts. Just the other day he said "all done" for the first time, and apparently did a little moonwalk, 😍  but he's about to get some competition in the cuteness department.

"We’re excited for the next part of our mission: having another child in the household and seeing the interaction that they have with one another," Michael said about baby number two. Back in June Nicole Phelps revealed her husband is the mastermind behind Boomer's Instagram account, and Michael confessed he's more than ready to take on a third social media persona.

So excited to see what mama is having!! Do I get to have a brother or a sister?!?

A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Aug 29, 2017 at 9:27am PDT

"We believe we have the name of our next child picked out and we’ve already secured an Instagram account for them," Phelps said. "We wanted to make sure we got on that because last time finding the right one for Boomer was challenging."

"As soon as the public knows any name they’re automatically picking out all of the social media handles, so we’re keeping everything very hush hush but we do have a couple things locked in."

Life after the Olympics 

On a more serious note, Phelps opened up about what's been keeping him busy lately: the environment. As Global Ambassador for Colgate he joined the Save Water campaign to inspire people to save water any way they can — whether it’s something as small as turning off the sink when brushing their teeth, cutting down on shower time, or heck, even brushing their teeth while in the shower.

"This is a resource that’s so powerful and so big in our everyday lives,” Phelps said. “We might not have clean drinking water forever because we’re wasting so much.” 

An average American family uses over 300 gallons of water a day according to the EPA, but Phelps is already teaching Boomer conservation tricks. "By the time he’s fully able to brush his own teeth and turn his water off himself he’ll be ready because he’s seen it for so long,” Phelps said.  

The Olympian is also traveling to schools, handing out water-activated drain stickers to children with the hope of inspiring them to be mindful of water usage at a young age, spreading awareness with the hashtag #EveryDropCounts. 

And like many of us, when attempting to save the world feels a bit too overwhelming, Phelps turns to self care. "I think every person needs some kind of self care, whatever that may be. For me I’m constantly taking time whether it’s me on the golf course or working out — I know that’s something that I need every single day six days a week to be a better husband, to be a better father, and to be a better friend.”

Phelps has been very open about his struggles with depression and anxiety over the years, and he explained how he’s learned to prioritize his mental health and communicate his emotions to others. "I think it took me going through the low point in life to be aware of what I need and what i have to do as part of my growing process,” he said.