Michael phelps 2000 olympics

Some 16 years after making his debut at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Michael Phelps has stated his intention to make Rio de Janeiro the home of his last Olympics.

Some 16 years after making his debut at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Michael Phelps has stated his intention to make Rio de Janeiro the home of his last Olympics.

Michael Phelps uses this technique. The dolphin kick freestyle was also used by Olympic Champion Michael Klim from Australia, in the final meters of his leadoff 100m freestyle on the relay at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps uses this technique. The dolphin kick freestyle was also used by Olympic Champion Michael Klim from Australia, in the final meters of his leadoff 100m freestyle on the relay at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps: I've had a crush on him since I first saw him at the 2000 Olympics when I was TEN.  I also have an unhealthy obsession with his V Bones...

Michael Phelps: I've had a crush on him since I first saw him at the 2000 Olympics when I was TEN. I also have an unhealthy obsession with his V Bones...

The Rio Games represent Michael Phelps's fifth Olympics, and by charting all of his individual race times from Sydney until now, we can see how his performance has changed over the last 16 years. (Photos: Donald Miralle/Allsport (left) and Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press (right))

Michael Phelps vs. Himself

The Rio Games represent Michael Phelps's fifth Olympics, and by charting all of his individual race times from Sydney until now, we can see how his performance has changed over the last 16 years. (Photos: Donald Miralle/Allsport (left) and Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press (right))

Michael Phelps breaks 2000 year old Olympic record

Michael Phelps breaks 2000 year old Olympic record

She had shared a snaps two days earlier of three-month-old Boomer in an Olympics onesie, with the Stars And Stripes above the five Olympic rings (pictured)

Michael Phelps' proud mother pays touching tribute to flag bearer son

She had shared a snaps two days earlier of three-month-old Boomer in an Olympics onesie, with the Stars And Stripes above the five Olympic rings (pictured)

Michael Phelps Career

Michael Phelps Career

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The stars of Sydney 2000 Michael Phelps' first Olympics

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The stars of Sydney 2000, Michael Phelps' first Olympics

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The stars of Sydney 2000 Michael Phelps' first Olympics

Michael Phelps of North Baltimore competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly preliminaries during the 2000 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium on August 11, 2000 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michael Phelps of North Baltimore competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly preliminaries during the 2000 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium on August 11, 2000 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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