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Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American international swimmer who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008, winning more medals than any other athlete at both of these Olympic Games. He has twice equaled the record eight medals of any type at a single Olympics achieved by Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. His five gold medals in individual events tied the single Games record set by compatriot Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics; his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972. Phelps' Olympic medal total is second only to the 18 Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won over three Olympics, including nine gold. Phelps also holds the all-time record for most gold Olympic medals, at 14. Phelps's international titles and record breaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award six times and American Swimmer of the Year Award eight times. He has won a

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Michael Phelps -- Chippendales Wants a Piece ... After ASU Speedo Stunt

Michael Phelps
Chippendales Wants a Piece ... After ASU Speedo Stunt

Michael Phelps -- male stripper?? The folks at Chippendales hope so ... 'cause they were so impressed with the Olympian's Speedo stunt at the ASU basketball game last week, they want him to shake… READ MORE >

Michael Phelps -- Man Junk Screws With Beavers ... At ASU Game (VIDEO)

Michael Phelps
Man Junk Screws With Beavers ... At ASU Game

Michael Phelps proved ... his (mostly) naked body can be very distracting -- and he proved it by popping out of the "Curtain of Distraction" at an Arizona State hoops game Thursday night.  READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Michael Phelps -- I Knocked Up My Fiancee!

Michael Phelps
I Knocked Up My Fiancee!

Turns out, Michael Phelps has got some strong little swimmers .... 'cause the Olympic legend just announced his fiancee is PREGGO!!  Phelps and Nicole Johnson just broke the news ...… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Michael Phelps -- I Felt Like I Wanted to Die ... After DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps
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Michael Phelps says he was "in a really dark place" and didn't want to be alive anymore after his 2014 DUI arrest ... but says he's cleaned himself up and insists he's swimming better than… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
Michael Phelps -- I'M ENGAGED ... To Ex-Beauty Queen

Michael Phelps
I'M ENGAGED ... To Ex-Beauty Queen

Michael Phelps is officially out of the dating pool ... the swimming legend announced he's engaged to former Miss California Nicole Johnson. 29-year-old Phelps has been off-and-on and on-and-off… READ MORE >

- 435 days ago
Michael Phelps' Alleged Ex -- Dives In to Hardcore Porn

Michael Phelps' Alleged Ex
Dives In to Hardcore Porn

Michael Phelps' self-proclaimed ex-girlfriend just had a close encounter with about a billion little swimmers ... after shooting her very first hardcore porno flick ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 481 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Jingle Balls

Michael Phelps
Jingle Balls

No pants? No problem. Michael Phelps -- who just finished up a stint at a rehab center -- brought a 6-pack to Christmas. The Olympic swimmer and his girlfriend Nicole Johnson (Miss California… READ MORE >

- 492 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Alleged 'Ex-Girlfriend' Is Ready for Her Porno Close-Up

Michael Phelps
Alleged 'Ex-Girlfriend' Is Ready for Her Porno Close-Up

The formerly intersex woman who claims she was nailing Michael Phelps ... is on the verge of getting nailed in her first porno ... TMZ Sports has learned.Taylor Lianne Chandler is in Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 497 days ago
Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI, Gets Probation

Michael Phelps
Pleads Guilty to DUI Gets Probation

10:50 AM PT -- Phelps must abstain from booze, and can't abusively use drugs. He'll have to submit to drug and alcohol testing ...at the discretion of his probation officer ... and attend… READ MORE >

- 500 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Out of Rehab ... Back with Miss California

Michael Phelps
Out of Rehab ... Back with Miss Cali

Michael Phelps is finally out of rehab -- but it seems like he's already picked up an old habit ... Miss California. Nearly two months after entering a treatment center following his second DUI… READ MORE >

- 519 days ago

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