Michael Phelps, widely hailed as one of the most celebrated American Olympians of all time, is likely headed to is final Olympics tournaments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The swimmer, who holds the most Olympic medals out of all Olympians with 18 golds, will partake in six races, and possibly any of three relays.
Aug. 8 – Men's 200m butterfly prelims/semifinal
Aug. 9 – Men's 200m butterfly finals, men's 800m freestyle relay finals
Aug. 10 – Men's 200m IM prelims/semifinal
Aug. 11 – Men's 100m butterfly prelims/semifinal, men's 200m IM final
Aug. 12 – Men's 100m butterfly final
Aug. 13 – Men's 400m freestyle relay final
The below dates also indicate relays Phelps could participate in, per Syracuse.com:
Aug. 7 -- 400 freestyle relay
Aug. 9 -- 800 freestyle relay
Aug. 13 -- 400 IM relay
Phelps is hoping for an Olympic comeback this year after spending a 45-day stint at a rehabilitation center, focusing the latter part of his year on training and focusing on the upcoming games. Watch Matt Lauer's interview with the famed athlete here.