As American Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who cleaned up four years ago in Beijing, barely classifies for the next round of competitions in the London 2012 Olympics, the simmering rivalry with fellow American swimmer Ryan Lochte -- who classified in third place while Phelps placed in the eight position -- has taken a new turn.
Phelps, who despite the amazing performance that awarded him eight gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has been criticized for controversial behavior involving drugs and alcohol, as well as for drawing to much media attention away from other American Olympians who are not as "sexy" but just as brave, is starting to be perceived as "overrated" by Olympic fans who think big Olympic disciplines and athletes (e.g. Phelps and Lochte in swimming, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in basketball) suck up all the Games' oxygen -- making fans to often overlook other awesome sports.
Here are the 14 sports you don’t watch, but should:
1) Greco-Roman Wrestling:
Trampolining features athletes who perform acrobatics in the air while jumping on a trampoline. It’s a less creepy circus act!