Found July 31, 2012 on Fox Olympics:
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Michael Phelps Wins Silver Medal, Ties Olympic Record

Michael Phelps has moved one step closer to being the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. The swimmer finished second in the men's 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Phelps was edged at the wall by South Africa's Chad le Clos. Le Clos finished with a time of 1 minute, 52.96 seconds. Phelps swam the distance in 1 minute, 53.01 seconds, according...

Phelps finishes second again for 18th medal

Michael Phelps has won a record-tying 18th Olympic medal, taking silver in the 200-meter butterfly. The winningest Olympian ever is still looking for his first gold of the London Games, getting out-touched at the wall by South Africa's Chad le Clos. Phelps flipped away his cap in disgust when he saw a ''2'' beside his name, knowing he had blown it at the end...

Michael Phelps: The Greatest Olympian

Michael Phelps has become the most decorated Olympian, ever, after today’s two medal events. Phelps, entering this Olympics was already the only Olympian in history with double digit gold Medals. He has added another claim to fame with 2 medal events today. He added a silver medal, to bring his medal total to 18, which tied him with the most all-time with Soviet Union’s Larisa...

NBC airs commercial spoiling Missy Franklin's backstroke gold medal

In case you haven't heard, NBC has faced a wee bit of criticism for their tape delaying of this year's Olympics.  Just a wee bit.  However, there are indeed some individuals out there that are successful in their endeavor to not have results spoiled before enjoying the primetime broadcast.  Maybe they don't believe in having the internet or cable.  Maybe they...

Franklin reaches semifinals in event

Tang Yi of China qualified fastest in the women's 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the London Olympics, with defending champion Britta Steffen of Germany back in the pack. Tang won her heat in 53.28 seconds on Wednesday. China has only won three medals in the event, though two of them were gold in 1992 and 1996. Melanie Schlanger of Australia was second-quickest in 53.50...

Ronda Rousey upset with media’s portrayal of her Michael Phelps comments (Video)

Ronda Rousey used her big mouth and devastating arm bars to become one of the most well-known female fighters in the country, but now she’s upset with the media for making her look bad and she’s trying to clarify her views. Rousey gave an interview to MMA Today where she talked about her controversial Kim Kardashian and Michael Phelps comments that received so much attention...

Phelps 5th fastest in 200 fly heats

Michael Phelps opened defense of his Olympic title in the 200-meter butterfly with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries on Monday.

Michael Phelps wins record 19th Olympic medal as US takes gold in 4×200 relay

After a slow start to the 2012 London Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps has gained redemption, as well as the title of most decorated Olympic athlete in history. Phelps secured his 19th gold medal today when the US Men’s swim team took the gold in the 4×200 relay, passing Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina’s previous record of [...]

Lochte not ready for Phelps' mantle

On his first shot at gold at the 2012 Olympics, Ryan Lochte announced to London that he'd arrived. He swam a stunning 400-meter individual medley, winning by nearly four seconds while his archrival, Michael Phelps, missed the podium and finished fourth. The royal swagger Lochte had developed since blowing Phelps out of the water at the 2011 World Championships was alive and well...

Golden Girl Missy Franklin Is the Sweetheart of These Olympics

Call her The Natural. In her first Olympic Games, Missy Franklin, a giggly 17-year-old high schooler from Colorado, has already shown an uncanny...

FINA says doping questions around Ye are baseless

The governing body of swimming says there is ''no factual basis'' to doping speculation surrounding Chinese teen gold medalist Ye Shiwen. The 16-year-old Ye broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley and won gold on Tuesday in the 200 IM. The head of an American coaching organization questioned her legitimacy. Ye was peppered with more questions about...

Video: “Call Me Lochte” parody

The folks at The NOC — an entertainment channel about the personalities and lives of athletes — created a video that pokes fun at the Ryan Lochte vs. Michael Phelps Olympic swimming rivalry. It’s their version of Carly Rae Jenson’s song, “Call Me Maybe.” It’s called, “Call Me Lochte.” It’s hysterical. Check it out:

Kris Humphries was once the top swimmer in his age group, ahead of Michael Phelps

Had Nets forward Kris Humphries not taken a liking to basketball at a young age, we might be sitting here talking about how he is the most decorated Olympian in world history. Okay, so maybe it’s not that simple, but Humphries was a tremendous swimmer in his youth. According to, Humphries was the top swimmer in his age bracket when he was 10 years old. Some guy named...

NBC has Made the 2012 Olympics the Tape Delay Games Because You are an Idiot #London2012

Michael Phelps v Ryan Lochte, 400m IM final. Lochte won. You knew it. And 5 hours later you could watch it if you cared to. While it was actually happening, NBC broadcast "a Dan Patrick interview... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Column: What's up with China's swimming success?

What are they on? Or are they? When Chinese swimmers started blowing rivals out of the water in London's Olympic pool, whispers quickly followed. Is China cheating the sport again, as it did in the 1990s, when drug-fueled, muscle-bound swimmers emerged from nowhere to beat the world? Alain Bernard, the 2008 Olympic freestyle champion from France, was among those who wondered...
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