Swimming is a relatively clean sport I don't doubt best swimmers. On the other hand 95% of cyclists are stoned all the time. Including Lance Armstrong, sorry. I was browsing the internet about Phelps and doping and it seems to me that most of the naysayers come from USA, sad.
Congrats to Boise resident Kristen Armstrong (no relation to Lance) for winning the women's cycling time trial.
part of phelps' advantage (besides his talent) is his anatomy:
Just your typical superstar: Phenomenal Phelps becomes winningest Olympian of all time - Los Angeles TimesQuote:
his body _ perfectly suited for swimming with its long torso, large wingspan and big, flexible feet
it's a shame some people (and yes as trdi says, americans) aren't taking that into account and are instead thinking that he's doped.