Open Mic: Michael Phelps The One To Watch In The Olympic Swimming Pool

Katelyn GrabarekSenior Analyst IJuly 29, 2008

In the midst of all of this summer's sports hype there's been relatively little talk of the Summer Olympics. 

Lo and behold they have snuck up on us again. 

In between the multiple stories about Brett Favre's saga of coming out of retirement on Sportscenter every morning, there is a segment about Michael Phelps's quest for eight gold medals in swimming, or LeBron James's ankle injury.

Since the Olympics are held in Beijing, China, they seem to be pushed to the back of the sports world's minds.

Not mine.

I look forward to the Olympics every four years, especially the Summer Olympics.

I love watching tennis, basketball, and swimming. 

Being a tennis player myself, it's always exciting to watch the athletes compete.

However, my favorite Olympian this year would have to be Michael Phelps.

Phelps has been dominating swimming events for several years now, and he looks to be stronger than ever heading into these Olympics. 

While the track events have been riddled with doping scandals in recent years, swimming has avoided that, and is one sport I've always enjoyed. 

Let's just hope the Olympics can overshadow Favre's attempt to come out of retirement for at least a few days.