TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Michael Phelps

Powered by imdb

Michael Fred Phelps II was born in Towson, Maryland, to Deborah Sue (Davisson), a middle school principal, and Michael Fred Phelps, a state trooper. Before the 2004 Olympics started, rumor had it that 19 year-old Phelps was thinking of trying to match or even surpass Mark Spitz's legendary seven gold medals record. By his fourth race with one gold and two bronze it was obvious he couldn't tie it but instead he could match Russian gymnast's Alexander Dityatin's record of eight medals in one Olympics. Every race after the two bronze he came away with gold. After his seventh race he did a truly noble thing by handing over his butterfly leg on the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay to Ian Crocker a temporary rival and now a friend. To everyone this was deemed the most selfless act of the games but to Michael it was just giving his team mate another chance. Throughout the entire week of competition he barely managed to sleep so when he finally got to rest he went to check out how the dominant women's teams were doing and enjoying the culture and atmosphere in Athens. The success in Athens was amazing. He surpassed fellow American, Mark Spitz's record of 7 gold medals, that were set in the 1972 Olympic Games, at Munich, Germany, 36 years earlier. In Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008), after record tying seventh gold medal, Mark Spitz personally called Michael Phelps and congratulated him for his historic feats and records, he achieved in Beijing, China, were well watched as Mark Spitz's record were tied and broken, by Phelps, as he and teammates were 8 for 8, in 2008. All are first place gold medals!

  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
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 >

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 >

- 943 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 >

- 948 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 >

- 951 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 >

- 970 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 >

- 1024 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 >

- 1026 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 >

- 1030 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 >

- 1030 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 >

- 1031 days ago
Around the Web