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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 -- Meaningless Suspension From USA Swimming

Michael Phelps
Meaningless Suspension From USA Swimming

Michael Phelps has been suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned competition for six months following his DUI arrest last week ... but it doesn't effect the Olympics ... so who really cares?As part… READ MORE >

Michael Phelps -- I'm Going to Rehab

Michael Phelps
I'm Going to Rehab

Michael Phelps says he's going to rehab ... this, after his 2nd DUI arrest in 10 years.  Phelps says the days following the Sept. 30th arrest have been "extremely difficult" ... and he… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Michael Phelps -- 8-Hour Gambling Binge ... Before DUI

Michael Phelps
8-Hour Gambling Binge ... Before DUI

Michael Phelps had just finished up an 8-hour gambling session at a Baltimore casino before he was popped for DUI early Tuesday morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to our casino… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Michael Phelps -- 'I'm Deeply Sorry' ... For DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps
'I'm Deeply Sorry' ... For DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps just issued a statement on his DUI arrest in Baltimore this morning ... saying he takes "full responsibility" and is sorry he let everyone down. Here's the statement Phelps just… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Arrested FOR DUI ... Again

Michael Phelps
BUSTED FOR DUI ... Again

Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Our sources tell us ... the USA Olympic legend was pulled… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Ryan Lochte -- Michael Phelps Made 'Dumb Decision' ... Should've Had a Driver

Ryan Lochte
Phelps 'Made Dumb Decision' ... Should've Had a Driver

Ryan Lochte says he doesn't understand why Michael Phelps didn't just hire a driver to take him home early Tuesday morning ... telling TMZ Sports his decision to get behind the wheel after… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Bruce Jenner to Michael Phelps -- HANG UP THE SPEEDO ... 'Quit While You're Ahead'

Bruce Jenner to Mike Phelps:
HANG UP THE SPEEDO 'Quit While You're Ahead'

With rumors of a Michael Phelps comeback, there's one American who thinks MP should STAY OUT of the pool when the 2016 Olympics roll around -- Bruce Jenner. Phelps announced he "retired" from… READ MORE >

- 444 days ago
Michael Phelps -- 'Everyone Pees In the Pool'

Michael Phelps
'Everyone Pees In the Pool'

Michael Phelps is a pool pee-er ... but don't worry, the world's greatest athlete insists there's NOTHING wrong with draining your bladder during a swim. The Olympic legend was leaving Mastros in… READ MORE >

- 451 days ago
Michael Jordan & Michael Phelps -- Battle for Golf Supremacy

Michael Jordan & Michael Phelps
Battle for Golf Supremacy

They've each made a SOLID case to be considered the greatest athlete of all time ... and this weekend, Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps finally battled it out ... on the golf course. Mike and… READ MORE >

- 572 days ago
Michael Phelps & Mom -- CRYFEST at the Super Bowl

Michael Phelps
CRYFEST at the Super Bowl

How do we know Michael Phelps is secure in his manhood? 'Cause he cried in public at the Super Bowl ... WITH HIS MOM ... and TMZ has the pics. The greatest Olympian of all time -- who happens to… READ MORE >

- 634 days ago

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