How Missy Franklin and Mikaela Shiffrin became friends

Mikaela Shiffrin, covered in sweat from working out, gave a big hug to Missy Franklin when they met for the first time in the summer of 2016. The moment I met Miki, Franklin said, I knew I had found a friend for life. Ever since the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Shiffrin had heard that she reminded people of Franklin. Both are Colorado natives with bubbly personalities who won Olympic...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
February 01, 2018

Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid got married

Olympian Ryan Lochte, famous for his skills in the pool and his unfortunate Brazil incident, has tied the knot with his fiancee, Kayla Rae Reid.TMZ Sports first reported this news after obtaining a copy of the couple’s marriage license. Lochte and Reid got engaged in October of 2016 and have a son, Caiden Zane Lochte, together. Recently, Lochte shared a beautiful picture of them...
Via SNIPdaily
January 12, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: Honorary Ms. Two Bits: Dara Torres

Gator Great and 12-time Olympic medalist, Dara Torres, served as the "Honorary Ms. Two Bits" when Florida hosted Texas A&M in The Swamp on 10-14-17.
Via Florida Gators Athletics
October 14, 2017  |  Discuss

An Athlete's Review of 'The Golden Rules' by Michael Phelps' Coach Bob Bowman

Swim coach Bob Bowman has worked with Olympians, Paralympians and arguably the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps. The current head coach of the Arizona State swimming and diving teams previously served as the owner and head coach of North Baltimore Aquatic Club. It was during his time at NBAC that he had a chance to work with, teach and learn from these great athletes...
Via Stack
August 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch Michael Phelps race against Great White Shark to kick off Shark Week

Michael Phelps has won more medals — 28 — than any Olympian swimmer of all-time, but let’s be honest, no one expected him to be able to beat a Great White Shark in a race. But it was fun to watch anyway. Phelps raced against a shark to kick off Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, in Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White. Much to the surprise of no one, the shark came out...
Via The Sports Daily
July 24, 2017  |  Discuss

The Recovery Secret That Helped Tyler Clary Set an Olympic Record

Becoming an Olympian is an incredible honor. Winning a gold medal is even more prestigious. Setting an Olympic record while doing so is the apex of athletic achievement. Tyler Clary knows the feeling. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Clary won gold in the 200-meter backstroke with an incredible time of 1:53.41. It still stands as an Olympic record. [youtube video="EKoviMJgrdE"...
Via Stack
July 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch preview trailer for Michael Phelps vs the shark race

GOAT swimmer Michael Phelps, after winning 23 gold medals, is totally over racing people nowadays. Instead, he’s now moved on to giant mammals — specifically one type that is a legitimate killing machine. Phelps will soon race a great white shark, as a part of Shark Week, and we’re pretty excited about it. Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy will air on July 23 and looks...
Via The Sports Daily
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Is Going to Race a Great White Shark During Shark Week

What does the most decorated Olympian of all time do when he finally retires from his sport? Race a shark, apparently. Discovery Channel recently announced that Michael Phelps, the 31-year-old former competitive swimmer with a record 23 Olympic gold medals, will square off against a great white shark as part of the channel's upcoming Shark Week programming. "They are one of...
Via Stack
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte says he did not contemplate suicide after Rio

Ryan Lochte has openly admitted that he was in a bad place mentally after his embarrassing incident in Rio last summer, but the six-time gold medalist insists he never considered taking his own life.In a lengthy interview with ESPN that was released this week, Lochte told Allison Glock that he was so depressed at times after Rio that he didn’t care if he lived or not. When Lochte...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps seen sporting epic tan at national championship game

Michael Phelps looked like he fell asleep in a chair while tanning at some point in Arizona while at Monday night’s national championship game. Phelps got roasted — both by the sun and on social media — after being shown on TV looking just a bit sunburned. Check out how red his face is, and the tan line left by the sunglasses he was likely wearing while taking in massive amounts...
Via The Sports Daily
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps has massive tan at national championship game

Michael Phelps was in attendance for Monday night’s NCAA National Championship Game between Gonzaga and North Carolina in Glendale, Ariz., and many took notice of his serious tan. The Olympic hero clearly had spent a lot of time in the sun and had a big tan. You could especially see it around his eyes. Folks turned him into a meme, commenting on both his tan and the look on his face...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets great name on Starbucks cup

Michael Phelps was in for a bit of a surprise when he ordered Starbucks on Monday.Phelps shared an image on Instagram of three Starbucks cups, all of which had rather unique names written on them in deference to the 28-time Olympic medalist. The “GOAT” -- which is an acronym for "Greatest of All Time" -- one is good. The “wife of GOAT” and “friend of GOAT” ones are just plain funny...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Lochte, girlfriend announce they are expecting a baby

Ryan Lochte is going to be a father. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Lochte revealed that he and his girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby. My Christmas gift came early this year, can't wait for next year! Best news I've ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017 A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:17pm PST ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Michael Phelps removes name from drug testing system

NEW YORK (AP) Michael Phelps has taken another step to put an official seal on his retirement. ESPN and NBC Sports report Phelps told reporters Monday ahead of USA Swimming's Golden Goggle awards that he has removed himself from USA Swimming's drug testing program. Phelps ended his previous retirement after the 2012 Games by rejoining the same program. Phelps later reiterated...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Phelps, Ledecky win Golden Goggle Awards for Rio performance

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky have both earned Athlete of the Year honors for the third consecutive year at the USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards. Phelps won six medals this summer, including five gold, and took the male Athlete of the Year award for the seventh time overall. Phelps also won Race of the Year on Monday for his 200-meter butterfly...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps has beach wedding months after legal marriage

Four months after getting legally married to Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps is celebrating in Mexico. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist shared an Instagram photo Sunday of him walking down the aisle with the former Miss California USA, captioned, ''My best friend.... I love you!!'' Johnson also shared a picture of her walking with Phelps on a beach while dressed in a wedding gown...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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