Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps, Wife Are Having Another Baby

Nicole Phelps is pregnant

(Newser) - Michael Phelps' family is growing. The retired Olympic swimmer's wife, Nicole, is pregnant with their second child, they both announced on social media Tuesday. Their first son, Boomer, is 15 months old, People reports. "Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it's a boy or... More »

'Biggest Scam of 2017': Phelps' Race Against a Great White

Fans didn't realize he'd be racing against computer-generated sharks, not real ones

(Newser) - It was supposed to be the event of the summer. Well, OK, an event of the summer—but Michael Phelps fans still had high hopes for the swimming champ's much-hyped race Sunday against a bunch of sharks. They didn't read the fine print, however, and People and the... More »

Michael Phelps' Next Opponent Has Never Heard of Him

Because it's a dang great white shark

(Newser) - Is he high ? Mashable reports Michael Phelps will race a great white shark for Discovery Channel's inescapable Shark Week. The mechanics of the race are unclear—Mashable is concerned the shark won't understand it's supposed to race the Olympian, not eat him—and a press release... More »

Michael Phelps Pulled Off Secret Wedding

Swimmer married fiancee Nicole Johnson in June

(Newser) - Add another feat to Michael Phelps' pile of gold medals. The world's greatest swimmer wed in secret and managed to keep it quiet for months, TMZ reports, meaning the "engaged" couple were already married during the Rio Olympics. As recently as last week, Phelps denied tying the knot... More »

10 Best Olympic Moments

Simone Biles' jaw-dropping performance makes the list

(Newser) - The 2016 Olympics came to an end when Rio officially handed things over to 2020 host Tokyo Sunday night in a jubilant closing ceremony that featured, among other things, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rising from a pipe dressed as Super Mario. A look back at some of the... More »

Like Phelps, This Ad Is One of the Greatest Ever

Under Armour ad is, in a word, inspiring

(Newser) - Under Armour's ad featuring Michael Phelps has been viewed 7.7 million times on YouTube and is now the fifth most shared Olympic ad of all time. Why? It's not simply because Phelps is insanely impressive , as is his training routine. As data from Unruly reported by Adweek ... More »

Michael Phelps Tries to Break 2,168-Year-Old Record Today

He tied the record for individual Olympic gold medals this week

(Newser) - Michael Phelps will try to break an ancient Olympic record this week. The swimmer has won 21 Olympic gold medals, 12 of them in individual events—and those dozen personal medals mean Phelps has tied an Olympic record that had been held for 2,168 years, Deadspin reports. Olympic historian... More »

No, Those Aren't Hickeys on Olympic Athletes

They're bruises from 'cupping therapy'

(Newser) - If you watched Michael Phelps snag his 19th gold medal in Rio Sunday, you might also have noticed he had several red dots on his upper body like "a Gatorade bottle had given him a hickey," per Fox Sports . That's essentially what happened, but instead of a... More »

Team USA's Most-Decorated Athlete Will Be Its Flag-Bearer

Star swimmer will be Team USA's flag-bearer at Friday's opening ceremony

(Newser) - "King of the Olympic Rings" Michael Phelps already has more medals than any other athlete in history, Fox Sports notes. Now he's going to add a flag to the mix as Team USA's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony in Rio on Friday, the Olympic National Committee announced... More »

Michael Phelps Is a Dad

Welcome, Boomer

(Newser) - Michael Phelps will compete in the Rio Olympics with an extra set of eyes upon him: He and fiancee Nicole Johnson are the parents of a baby boy, reports US Weekly . Boomer Robert Phelps came into the world on Thursday, and Phelps shared on Instagram photo on Saturday. "Healthy... More »

College Team Uses Michael Phelps to Distract a Foe

Olympian donned a Speedo as part of the 'Curtain of Distraction'

(Newser) - Poor Stephen Thompson. Of all the things the Oregon State freshman basketball player didn't expect to see while attempting two free-throws Thursday night, an 18-time gold-medal Olympian with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 wearing nothing but a Speedo had to top the list. Today reports that Michael Phelps... More »

ASU to Get a High-Profile Coach: Michael Phelps

Tempe apparently agrees with him

(Newser) - With 22 medals and 39 world records under his belt, swimmer Michael Phelps is set to retire (again) after Rio 2016 this summer, the Washington Post reports. So, what's next for the most decorated Olympian of all time? Phelps has signed on to be a Arizona State University volunteer... More »

Michael Phelps, Fiancee Having a Baby Boy

Nicole Johnson's pregnancy announced via Instagram

(Newser) - Michael Phelps and his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, are expecting their first baby, Phelps announced on Instagram Wednesday. "We found out 8weeks ago we were expecting... Today we're over 12 weeks and it looks like we're having a boy!!! #babymp #mp #lifeabouttochange #mpswim," Phelps wrote alongside a... More »

Michael Phelps Heads to Rehab

Swimmer taking 'some time away to attend a program'

(Newser) - Tweeting that " the past few days have been extremely difficult ," Michael Phelps says it's time " to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself." The move comes in the wake of Phelps' arrest on... More »

What Michael Phelps Did Before His DUI Bust

Went on an 8-hour 'gambling binge,' apparently

(Newser) - What was Michael Phelps doing before he was arrested on DUI charges early yesterday? According to TMZ and its "casino sources," he was on an eight-hour "gambling binge." The sources say Phelps was playing blackjack and drinking beer in a private VIP room at Baltimore's... More »

Michael Phelps Charged With DUI

It's his second charge in 10 years

(Newser) - Michael Phelps was charged early today with driving under the influence, reports TMZ —the second such charge the swimmer has faced in 10 years. Sources tell the site he was pulled over in his native Maryland, reportedly going 84mph in a 45mph zone, and that he "bombed" his... More »

Michael Phelps' New Gal Just Using Him, Pals Fear

Leggy Megan Rossee wants modeling career: insiders

(Newser) - Michael Phelps is head-over-heels for his leggy new girlfriend, but his pals fear he'll be devastated if she's just using him for fame and fortune, Radar Online reports. “Michael is like a puppy dog" around Megan Rossee, a source says. "He’s completely in love with... More »

Phelps Agrees: 'Everybody Pees in the Pool'

Chorus of top swimmers admit mid-stroke urination

(Newser) - When you've gotta go, you've gotta go—even if you're an Olympian. Ryan Lochte recently 'fessed up to peeing in the pool, and now Michael Phelps has his back. "I think everybody pees in the pool," says the greatest Olympic competitor of all time.... More »

Michael Phelps Makes History: Medal No. 19

Nobody has more Olympic medals

(Newser) - He may not be minting gold as he did at the last Olympics, but Michael Phelps is still making history. The US swimmer picked up a gold and a silver today to bring his career Olympic total to a record 19 medals, reports USA Today . (He's got another silver... More »

Scientists Tell Swimmers to Change Their Strokes

Michael Phelps is so good thanks to mechanical advantage

(Newser) - Science has figured out one of the reasons Michael Phelps is so dang fast. A series of studies completed since the Beijing Olympics has radically challenged some long-held conventional wisdom about swimming, Reuters reports. One study funded by USA Swimming, for instance, found that when it comes to freestyle and... More »

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