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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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Scotty Lago Conspiracy Theory -- Up in Smoke

Scotty Lago Conspiracy Theory -- Up in Smoke

Scotty Lago -- with the help of Michael Phelps -- has hatched a conspiracy theory about those not-really-salacious pics that got Scotty booted from the Olympics ... but it doesn't hold up to us.… READ MORE >

Scotty Lago's Olympic Conspiracy Theory

Scotty Lago's
Olympic Conspiracy Theory

Scotty Lago thinks the woman who got down on her knees in Vancouver and simulated kissing his crotch -- the infamous photo that got him kicked out of Vancouver -- was a set-up, because she tried… READ MORE >

- 1596 days ago
Miss California: I Secretly Dated Michael Phelps

Miss California:
I Secretly Dated Michael Phelps

Just days after Nicole Johnson was crowned Miss California USA 2010 -- she's already found a way to get her name in the news ... uncovering a secret relationship with Olympic swimmer Michael… READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Our Bad

Michael Phelps
Our Bad

There is definitely a Michael Phelps who owes $20,000 to the State of California ... problem is, he's not the same Michael Phelps who competed in the Olympics.As for the real Phelps, he's in… READ MORE >

- 1691 days ago
Michael Phelps Crash -- The Police Diagram

Michael Phelps Crash
The Police Diagram

If you haven't had enough of the Michael Phelps car crash, now the Baltmore PD has released an action packed drawing for your enjoyment ... complete with directional arrows! The diagram shows… READ MORE >

- 1789 days ago
Phelps After Crash --99 Bottle of Beer on the Wall

Phelps After Crash
99 Bottle of Beer on the Wall

Michael Phelps may not have been at fault for his car accident this week, but he wasn't exactly squeaky clean, either. Phelps will be cited for driving with an expired license, which was from… READ MORE >

- 1791 days ago
Michael Phelps Was Raven at the Crash Scene

Michael Phelps Was
Raven at the Crash Scene

TMZ has obtained this photo of Michael Phelps at the scene of his car crash last night -- where judging by his jersey, it appears he was supporting his hometown Baltimore Ravens earlier in the… READ MORE >

- 1792 days ago
Michael Phelps Involved in Three Car Smash Up

Michael Phelps
Involved in Three Car Smash Up

UPDATE: Cops tell TMZ alcohol was NOT a factor in the crash. We're told cops interviewed Phelps after the accident and determined that a field sobriety test was not necessary.We're told Michael… READ MORE >

- 1793 days ago
Michael Phelps is Back... And So is the 'Buzz'

Michael Phelps is Back
... And So is the 'Buzz'

Michael Phelps is back in America's good graces after setting a new world record this week -- too bad a highly ironic advertisement on Subway's website keeps rehashing Phelps' pot smokin' past.A… READ MORE >

- 1827 days ago
Michael Phelps -- Porn To Swim

Michael Phelps --
Porn To Swim

And the gold medal for the best pornstache goes to...The new, improved Michael Phelps.First Phelps steals Mark Spitz's record ... now the guy's stache! Low blow. See Also Michael Phelps Drowns Out… READ MORE >

- 1855 days ago

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