Modern Pentathlon

Blog: Sun sports editor in Athens

Final thoughts on a memorable two weeks in Greece This is my last blog from the Athens Olympics, which I'm assuming will be one of the more memorable I've covered for a number of reasons. Foremost among them, I'm sure, will be the swimming of Michael Phelps. He did everything I thought he would and more. When asked before arriving here how many gold medals I thought he would win, I said four or five. He won six. Most impressive, though, was his third-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle. No one thought he would beat Australia's Ian Thorpe or the Netherlands' Pieter van den Hoogenband. But Phelps insisted on challenging himself. There was no shame in winning a...