After the first couple days of competition in Rio, we check back in Rowdy Gaines and get his take on Michael Phelps’ continued domination, the rise of Katie Ledecky and why there’s no place for cheating and doping at the elite level.
Is Missy Franklin the new face of U.S. swimming? Why are the Olympic swimmers suddenly wearing two caps? NBC Sports commentator and Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines checks in via Skype from London to take us inside the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Olympics are finally here! Before he left for London, Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines, who will be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC Sports, describes what it’s like to have the best seat in the house for his beloved sport of swimming.
Want to know what the Growing Bolder spirit is all about? Meet a swimming icon who is still living boldly at the age of 90.
After witnessing the greatest week in swimming history at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, 3-time Olympic gold medalist and NBC analyst Rowdy Gaines dishes all the behind-the-scenes dirt to Growing Bolder.
The entire world now knows Michael Phelps but this short clip was recorded at the Olympic Trials in 2000 just a few minutes after an unknown 15-year-old qualified for his first Olympic team by taking second in the 200 meter butterfly.