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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 55 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 >

- 66 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 >

- 71 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 >

- 74 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 >

- 93 days ago
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 >

- 147 days ago
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 >

- 149 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 >

- 153 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 >

- 153 days ago

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