I agree. He may be considered the greatest Olympic "swimmer" of all time, but I have a hard time with all the accolades of "Greatest Olympian" simply based on quantity of medals won in a single sport. As mentioned by others, some athletes only have one medal opportunity per Olympiad, so it's really ridiculous to put Phelps on this pedestal simply because he has multiple opportunities to medal within the same sport. To me, the "Greatest Olympian" would have to win gold in a variety of different sports. But that doesn't happen today as most athletes specialize in only a single sport or specific event within that sport. And my beef with the NBC coverage is all those fluff pieces and the never-ending interviews. I want to see the competition period. I don't care what kind of food they serve on the streets of Beijing (there was some segment last night that had Bob Costas waving around a scorpion on a stick), or how young so-and-so was when they started training. All I want is the here-and-now of the event competition. Canadian Broadcasting Corp does this very well and I'm fortunate to have them as part of my cable TV lineup.