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Mark Spitz

My life: Mark Spitz

The American Olympic swimmer tells Mathew Scott his secret to winning - and, no, it wasn't the moustache.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 1:28pm

Michael Phelps: men's swimming

American swimmer Michael Phelps - the most successful Olympian with 14 gold medals - is busy playing the numbers game. He is trying to decide how many events to race in at the London Games.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wonder of water

The amazing Aquatics Centre

The Beijing National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed the Water Cube because of its hi-tech structure and shape, will host the swimming and diving competitions of the 2008 Olympics.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Golden boy to share secrets of success

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps will share some of his secrets of success with local swimmers today.

Phelps, who arrived in the SAR last night, will attend a press conference organised by electronic products manufacturer Matsunichi Communication this afternoon at Sham Wan Towers in Ap Lei Chau to promote the brand's new MP3 player.

12 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Gold standard

Every four years, when the flame is lit and the Olympic athletes take to the blocks, a few special performers aren't just competing with their rivals but with the greats of the past.

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

High on travellers' tales and Games fever

It is doubtful that any of the 20,000-strong world press corps flying in for the Olympics would have had more colourful companions than my travel-mates Fernandes and Gloria, who kept me entertained from Hong Kong to Rome, the first leg of my flight to Athens last Thursday night.

8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

'So then I knew for sure it was the Russians taking pictures of me from the underwater windows'

The building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban missile crisis and Mark Spitz's moustache. What? Normally, an Olympic swimming champion's facial hair would not be considered a key factor in the US-USSR Cold War skirmishes of the 1960s and '70s - but Spitz reveals a little-known fact.

30 Apr 2001 - 12:00am