FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, Michael Phelps, of the United States, poses with his gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter medley swimming relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Oly

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, Michael Phelps, of the United States, poses with his gold medal in the men
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, Michael Phelps, of the United States, poses with his gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter medley swimming relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)