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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 by trying to glide to the wall instead of taking one more stroke.
Le Clos won in a time of 1 minute, 52.96 seconds. Phelps finished in 1:53.01, while Japan's Takeshi Matsuda took the bronze in 1:53.21.
Despite the disappointment, Phelps tied Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina as the career leader with 18 medals.
BEST OF MAXIM
Michael Phelps, meet history.
With the United States' gold-medal winning swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay Tuesday night at the Aquatic Centre in London, Phelps surpassed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina as the most decorated Olympian in history.
Phelps' three medals in London give him 19 for his career, one more than the mark set by Latynina in three Olympics between...
Michael Phelps told them "thank you," which seemed like a pretty strange thing for a man who had just become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time to say to teammates huddled around him after Tuesday's 4x200 gold medal-winning freestyle relay.
"Thank you," American swimmer Ricky Berens said in response because, well, "you're welcome"...
Four years after he climbed to the top of Olympic achievement, Michael Phelps took the last step he needed to reach the absolute peak.
The greatest swimmer of all time became the most decorated Olympian of all time when he won a record 19th Olympic medal at the London Games on Tuesday.
With a little help from his American relay teammates (including Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer), Phelps...
Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history two days ago, claiming his 19th medal over three different games and passing famed gymnast Larisa Latynina. Phelps now stands alone at the top of a prestigious mountain, one that few have ever been privileged enough to ascend.
A little Taiwanese animation seems fitting for such a feat, wouldn't you agree?
Michael Phelps opened defense of his Olympic title in the
200-meter butterfly with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the
preliminaries on Monday.
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...
During its coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, NBC cut away from a tribute to terrorism victims to air a Ryan Seacrest interview with Michael Phelps.
Seacrest asked Phelps something to the effect of, “If you break the record for the most career Olympic medals, will you be the greatest Olympian ever?”
The correct answer would have been, “That’s a clown...
The already controversial decision to include Ryan Lochte on the U.S. men's 4x100 freestyle relay grew even more so Sunday night, as he surrendered the lead during the final leg of the race, forcing the Americans to settle for silver.
The French, who were vanquished throughout Michael Phelps' run to eight gold medals during the 2008 Games, overcame the U.S. on the final...
Joltin’ Joe D
As I am sitting here drinking a Founders Cerise Ale, watching Michael Phelps fly into the records books a question pops into my head. Whose record will stand for a longer period of time: Joe DiMaggio or Michael Phelps? This is a great barroom argument so have fun with it and let me know who you think will be standing tall in the record books for a longer period...
Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You’ve made your country proud. -bo
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2012
When Michael Phelps woke up Wednesday morning and began scrolling through thousands of Twitter mentions congratulating him on becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps found one name in particular that...
Go for the gold -- but should you succeed, be prepared to dole out some gold of your own.
The U.S. Olympic Committee awards prize money to American medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, $10,000 for bronze. That prize money is taxed at a rate of 35 percent, Americans for Tax Reform calculated. On top of that, the medals themselves are taxed: You only have to fork over...
When I say I was on the ground four minutes before I started hearing the business gossip, that in and of itself may even be an understatement.
It was all smiles and "sleep suits" (aka pajamas) on my Virgin Atlantic flight last night, but the moment my feet hit terra firma at London's Heathrow Airport and I laid eyes on the Accenture and Coca-Cola curtains swathing...
Let’s just say it was a blast watching Twitter last night when different time zones got to watch Marketa Slukova & her Czech Republic partner face Misty May & Kerri Walsh in beach volleyball. Looks like we’ve found a 6’5″ chick that could take the “Hottest 2012 Olympian” title thanks to the armbra and bikini photos.
On today’s schedule: more Michael Phelps...