Found August 01, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
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 question, bro.”
Phelps instead said that he would wait until after the games to answer.
Michael Phelps shows off his 19th career Olympic medal, a gold for the 4 x 200 freestyle relay. (Photo by UPI/Brian Kersey)
Is Michael Phelps the Greatest Olympian Ever?
Yesterday Phelps won career Olympic medals 18 (a silver in the 200 butterfly) and 19 (a gold in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay) to break Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina’s record and become the most decorated Olympian in history. (Latynina won 9 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals in 1956, 1960, and 1964.)
Phelps has three more races and will likely add to...
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?
Phelps wins Olympic showdown with Lochte, earns 16th gold medal
Michael Phelps wins men’s 200 individual medley for record 16th Olympic gold and 20th overall today. He beat fellow American Ryan Lochte.
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...
Michael Phelps may be the most popular athlete in the world right now, but that doesn’t mean he’s above acting like an excited fan when he receives tweets from celebrities.
Phelps, who added to his record Olympic medals total with a gold in the 200-meter individual medley on Thursday, spent a portion of his time the past few days responding to congratulatory tweets. Two in...
It’s fair to say the American medal magnet collected a sack full by conquering water the way England sacked the world when it ruled the seven seas. Everyone goes home a special prize.
If Elizabeth I was brave enough to knight an old pirate like Sir Walter Raleigh, Elizabeth II ought to do the same for our newest buccaneer. Who wouldn’t want to see that happen? Since he broke...
Michael Phelps won the gold in the 200 meter individual medley today, besting teammate Ryan Lochte who brought home the silver. Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event three...
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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...