Michael takes his last Olympics swim on August 12, while Katie competes in her signature event.
Few people know the US women's soccer team like former coach Pia Sundhage - but that's not always a good thing for the Americans.
But you try sitting for an hour in an enclosed space with a gathering of worldwide media a week into the Olympics, a time by which the global media, and trust me on this, is in desperate need of a Tic Tac.
But Phelps was in a league of his own.
The men's long jump finals will begin at 8:53 p.m. Rutherford, American Jarrion Lawson and Australia's Fabrice Lapierre are the ones to watch. He will next swim the 100 fly Friday night, and the medley relay on Saturday.
"We are able to get these guys some swims at this level and I think it's something that hopefully is going to help them throughout their career", he said.
All four bidders have sent teams to Rio as part of an Olympic observer program, to see what it takes to stage the world's largest sporting event and to refine their pitches.
At 35, American Anthony Ervin became the oldest male swimmer to win a gold medal in the Olympics.
Her fingernails painted red, white and blue, Manuel broke down in tears after her landmark victory in a sport that still struggles to attract people of color. She won the world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2105.
Ledecky's name will go down in history next to Debbie Meyer's as the only female swimmers ever to win three individual freestyle events at one Games. Puig continued her surprising run by reaching the women's singles final, eliminating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Justin Rose made what is believed to be the first hole-in-one.
The USA, immediately after watching Great Britain's women set a new world record in qualification, went out at blistering pace before slowing right down in the final kilometre and clocking a time over a second slower. "I just let my imagination run away with me a little bit".
Success can be fleeting in gymnastics, with most athletes' careers over by their mid-20s, but at least three months of applause await the group, who embark on a 36-city tour of the United States after the Games. Adrian, bronze medalist in the 100 free on Wednesday, touched in 21.61. Aaron Peirsol pulled off the sweep at Athens in 2004, while Lenny Krayzelburg claimed both golds at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Italian Daniele Garozzo stunned top-ranked American Alexander Massialas to win the individual gold Sunday.
"I've been able to come back and I've been able to accomplish things that I've just dreamt of".
It shows that Sun Yang's gold-winning time in Rio would have won him a silver medal in London in 2012. Franklin failed to even make it to the final of her two individual events. His consolation: his bronze medal in the light flyweight division ends a medal drought for the American boxers that stretched to 2008. After four years where GB's road to Rio has at times looked rocky and precipitous, the golden glow is back.
Exactly 301 gold medals are at stake at the 31st Summer Olympics. "I'm happy with myself".
Only eight OIC member countries out of 57 - Kazakhstan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Algeria and Uganda - won gold medals, 19 in total, with Kazakhstan, a Central Asian nation, topping the list with seven golds.
As usual, Phelps pulled off the grueling double, advancing to Friday night's final with the fifth-fastest time.