Found July 23, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
PLAYERS: Michael Phelps
In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, American swimmer, Michael Phelps, rose to the ranks of Olympic glory when he swam his way to eight gold medals. Phelps’ performance in Beijing not only set him above the greatest Olympic swimmers of all time, but it also put him the conversation surrounding the greatest Olympians this world has ever seen. Despite the legendary status Phelps has created for himself, the twenty-seven year old looks to add to his flawless Olympic resume in what he claims will be his last Olympic go-round. Michael Phelps first rose to the scene during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where he was the youngest male swimmer to represent the United States in the previous 68 years at just 15 years old. Even though he did not leave Sydney with a medal, he still put forth a remarkable performance as he placed fifth in the finals of the 200 meter butterfly. Phelps would continue his Olympic run four years later in Athens as he again represented the United States qualif...

Phelps has hilarious Olympics head shot

Ha. It looks like Michael Phelps combed his hair with a carameled apple. Or just rolled out of bed. One of the two. Other than that — and the spaced-out look on his face and the fact it looks more like a mug shot than a head shot — the photo is great. Just great. [...]

Ronda Rousey slams Michael Phelps for snobby behavior

Ronda Rousey is rapidly developing a reputation for being unafraid to say what’s on her mind. The current Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and former Olympics bronze medalist recently made headlines when she said she wanted to beat the crap out of Kim Kardashian. Rousey is back at it again, only this time she’s taking aim at Michael Phelps. In an interview with reporter...

This, Honestly, is Michael Phelps' Official 2012 Games Headshot

SportsGrid posts Michael Phelps' 2012 official Olympics headshot for your perusal. Repping the ole USA in fine fashion Mikey. A fashion mom wouldn't let you use for your HS yearbook but, nonetheless,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Michael Phelps' Lack of Friendliness Not Appreciated by MMA Star, Former Judo Olympian Ronda Rousey (Video)

A good share of people have called Michael Phelps a flake. It just sounds a little harsher coming from a pint-sized girl who could take him down on a mat. Ronda Rousey, who won a bronze medal in judo at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and now fights in the MMA circuit, was the latest to pile on the swimming star when she commented about the highly decorated Olympian in a recent interview...

Michael Phelps’ official 2012 Olympic Games headshot is stonerrific

Headshot?  More like mugshot…amirite? With much thanks to the always dapper Bob’s Blitz, here is American swimmer Michael Phelps’ official 2012 London Olympic Games headshot.  I understand not shaving because the scruffy look is all hip and now, but how about maybe dragging a comb through that hair Mike?  Maybe make yourself a little more presentable, seeing that you are...

Phelps showing leadership among US swimmers

Michael Phelps is speaking up on the brink of his last Olympics. The 14-time gold medalist, introverted by nature and criticized for acting like a lone wolf, is talking at team meetings and helping younger swimmers deal with the pressures of the Olympic pool. ''A lot of times everyone kind of expects him not to say anything because he's Michael Phelps, but for these...

London Swimming Preview Part 2: Men’s Events

Last weekend I was kind enough to preview the women’s swimming events as part of our build up to the London Olympics. This time around it’s time to look at three stories from the men’s side of the competition. 1- Michael Phelps vs Ryan Lochte Everyone remembers the big story four years ago where Michael Phelps was a perfect eight for eight in his events, breaking Mark Spitz’s...

Swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Rivalry Comes to London

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are two of the most decorated, dominant swimmers in U.S. history. Rivals in the pool and friends out of it, they’re...

Twitter partners with NBC for event page

Michael Phelps sends pictures of his dogs in swimming gear. Jordyn Wieber and the rest of the U.S. gymnasts posed for a snapshot with Ryan Lochte. Track star Lolo Jones updates her followers on her training and television habits. Many of the top Olympians have active Twitter accounts, and the social media website is hoping to capitalize on its growing popularity during the London...

5 Olympic things to know for Wednesday

Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Wednesday: --- 1. ROAD TO NOWHERE? Olympic lanes came into force at 6 a.m. Wednesday (0500GMT). How will Londoners cope in rush hour? It's bad enough at the best of times. 2. BALL ROLLING: The games officially open Friday, but women's soccer is getting under way in Wales on Wednesday. First up: Britain vs. New Zealand...

'Missile' homing in on world record at Olympics

Without the Thorpedo, James ''The Missile'' Magnussen is Australia's new weapon in the pool. The 100-meter freestyle world champion is at his first Olympics and still pretty new to the game at 21, but he's already made a significant impact. While Ian Thorpe didn't qualify for the Olympics, Magnussen swam the fastest 100 freestyle ever in a regular textile...

Summer Olympics Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Great Moments From Olympics History?

The Olympics start this week. The games will formally begin after Friday’s opening ceremony in London, but the Olympic soccer tournaments start tomorrow. Last week we tested your knowledge of Summer Olympic events and terminology. This week, we want to find out how much you know about some of the great Olympic performances from throughout the history of the games. So get ready...
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