Posted July 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Michael Phelps is having more fun at what he insists will be his final Olympics. Several hundred media packed the largest conference room at the Main Press Centre on Thursday for Phelps' last big news conference before the start of the swimming competition in London. When Phelps was in Beijing in 2008, he says he was ''trying to conquer everything.'' Now, even though he's swimming just one fewer event than his eight in China, Phelps says there's a whole different vibe to these games. The other day, Phelps got a kick out of strolling through the Olympic Village and noticing three Russian female athletes - all of them taller than the 6-foot-4-inch swimmer. As he says, ''Geez, I thought I was tall.''

Phelps Will Not March in Opening Ceremony

Just like the last two Olympics, Michael Phelps will not march with Team USA at the Opening Ceremony. Phelps will not march because he has a swimming heat the following morning. Phelps has a heat at 10AM in the 400 IM, one of the most grueling events, and marching and standing around for hours isn't the greatest thing to do when you need to get up early in the morning. "...

London 2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps gives uninspiring performance… barely qualifies for the Mens 400M IM Final

Arguably the greatest Olympic Athlete ever gave a very uninspiring performance this morning as Michael Phelps of the United States came very close to missing the medal round in the 400M IM this morning. Phelps qualified in the eighth and final spot just making it by seven hundreths of a second. Questions will now continue to arise as to whether or not the 14-time Olympic Gold...

Michael Phelps' Olympic Feats Deserve Recognition as Most Significant Sports History in Past Decade

Think back to the 90s. Now the 80s. Now the 70s. For those of you old enough to remember, think back to the 60s, the 50s, maybe even the 40s. Now dig into your mental history books, and try to remember every aspect of those years. Every event, every trend, every pivotal moment. Chances are, somewhere in your review of each decade, you thought of a sports moment. And chances are,...

Michael Phelps goes ultra casual for headshot

Michael Phelps didn't exactly get dressed up for his official Olympic headshot.

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...

Torres: Here's how to beat Phelps

The first U.S. swimmer to compete at five Olympics has some advice for Ryan Lochte and anyone else who wants to beat Michael Phelps: Keep quiet. ''If I was his competitor, I wouldn't say a word,'' four-time Olympic champion Dara Torres said Thursday. Phelps' duel with U.S. teammate Lochte will be the main event in swimming at this year's Olympics, and...

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Join U.S. Olympic Swim Team in 'Call Me Maybe' Sing-Along (Video)

Every summer, there's always that one song that you can't seem to avoid. It's on the radio, it's on TV, you hear it in your sleep. Well this summer, that song is undoubtedly "Call Me Maybe," by Carly Rae Jepsen. And the growing trend seems to be parody videos of the song that just won't seem to go away. The latest group to hop on the "Call Me Maybe...

Classic Matchup Set for 400 IM or reign over?

The Olympics are here and the first huge event for the USA is the matchup of the Olympic hero Michael Phelps and rival Ryan Lochte…the problem is the swimmers are not exactly where we expected them to be! The two favorites coming in to the heats had also swam the world’s fastest times this year with Lochte swimming 4:07:06 and Phelps 4:07:89 at this years Olympic trials in...

Open water swimmer faces wildlife

British swimmer Kerri-Anne Payne had to navigate around a couple of dawdling ducks and fight through tangles of reeds Wednesday as she tried out the Olympic open-water course at Hyde Park. A challenge for a Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte, maybe. But in the sport known as marathon swimming, live waterfowl and patches of tall grass rank as minor inconveniences. ''I can assure...

Olympics: NBC Adds Live Swimming Coverage to Saturday Schedule

In a rarity, swimming will be televised live on NBC Saturday morning. The NBC broadcast network will air live coverage of Saturday’s men’s 4×100 individual medley qualifying heats, featuring Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Coverage will air during the 5:00 AM-6:00 AM hour, with NBC cutting away from originally scheduled coverage of a the men’s cycling road race....

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...

2012 Summer Olympics – U.S. Swim Team “Call Me Maybe” Video

As if this song hasn’t already been a victim of overkill… The 2012 US Olympic Swimming team put together a video of them singing the Carly Rae Jepsen annoying popular hit song “Call Me Maybe”. Video features Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Missy Franklin, among others: Cheesy, yet good to see the athletes having fun together leading [...]
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