The U.S. Winter Nationals swimming event takes place from Dec. 3 to 5 in Federal Way, Washington. At the competition, swimmers are able to make qualifying times for the 2016 Olympics.
Michael Phelps was back in the pool Monday at the Phillips 66 National Championships after securing three victories through Sunday; David Conley, who authorities say fatally shot a woman he’d previously dated, her husband and six children – including a boy believed to be his own son – made his first court appearance; flooding in Myanmar spreads to affect more than a million people; and more, in the day in photos from around the world.
We reached way back this week to the year 781, when the first recorded eruption of Mount Fuji took place. The 40th anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance was this week, and Medicare, Medicaid, NASA and the desegregation of the U.S. military were all signed into law. More from this week in history…
The day in photos from around the world.
Catching a bear nap during World Animal Day in Finland, things get hopping in Belarus, the Great Wall in China gets a bit crowded and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 3 Photo Brief: Michael Phelps golfs in Scotland, Paris fashion escalates, Britain mourns slain officers, Medvedev and machine gun
Michael Phelps golfs in Scotland, Britain mourns slain officers, Mennonites in Mexico, Medvedev and machine gun, a big croc, a big rock and more in today’s daily brief.
You don’t become the most decorated Olympian of all time without ubiquitous worldwide press coverage — hardware equals headlines — but we can safely say the ink chronicling hometown hero Michael Phelps in the pages of The Baltimore Sun could fill entire swimming pools. A record 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds, will do that. Search “Michael Phelps” in The Sun’s print archives and you’ll find more than 1,500 articles mentioning him, a total which isn’t comprehensive for the newspaper and doesn’t include any website or mobile content. Ninety-nine front-page (1A) stories* have at least mentioned Phelps, though he’s obviously been the main subject of many of those. Not bad for a 27-year-old, huh?
As Phelps begins life after competitive swimming, we take a look back at The Sun’s coverage of his Olympic medal-winning races in Athens, Beijing and London, highlighting the print covers and stories.