Forget all that retirement talk, Michael Phelps will NOT be done with the Olympics after the London games ... that is if network honchos can lock him into a new job -- sports announcer. TMZ's… READ MORE >
Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer known for winning 14 Olympic gold medals, the most by any Olympian. Overall, Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008. In doing so 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 golds in individual events tied the single Games record set by 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 Larissa Latynina won over three Olympics, including nine gold. 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 total of fifty-nine medals in major international competition, fifty gold, seven silver, and two bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships. His unprecedented Olympic success in 2008 earned Phelps Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year award.
Michael Phelps didn't just take a beating in the 200m butterfly recently ... he also got his ASS kicked by the real estate market -- letting go of his swank Baltimore condo for $400,000 less than… READ MORE >
Michael Phelps has officially won more Olympic medals than ANY OLYMPIAN IN HISTORY -- winning his 19TH MEDAL moments ago during the 4x200m relay.Phelps and his team -- Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens,… READ MORE >
U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's won 6 medals -- and even beat Michael Phelps -- but that still doesn't get him a pass for pretending to be the biggest d-bag in the pool. He is pretending ...… READ MORE >
Brittany Gastineau has landed herself a real American hero in the form of bazillion-time Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps ... TMZ has learned. Our photog spotted the pair together at the… READ MORE >
Olympic god Michael Phelps showed off his skills in the pool ... mackin' on his on-again/off-again GF Miss California USA Nicole Johnson at the Grand Wailea in Maui yesterday. We're told Phelps… READ MORE >