Michael Phelps

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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 »

One for the Ages: Phelps Nabs 23rd—and Final?—Gold

Swimmer achieves legend as he closes out his 5th Games

(Newser) - Standing atop the medal podium for the 23rd time, Michael Phelps teared up, bit his lip, and gave a little nod. This was how he really wanted to go out. On top of his game in the water. Totally content away from the pool. "It turned out pretty cool,... More »

Phelps Stunned in Final Solo Race

He was in Olympic swimming's 1st 3-way tie for 2nd

(Newser) - Michael Phelps is used to being in a league of his own. So it was strange to see him, after what he insists was his final individual race as an Olympian, crowding onto a medal stand with two other swimmers. And it wasn't even the top step. In a... 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 »

Phelps Takes Another Gold, Busts an Ancient Record

Move over, Leonidas of Rhodes

(Newser) - Michael Phelps continued his habit of winning Olympic gold Thursday night by cruising to an easy victory in the 200-meter individual-medley. It's his fourth gold at the Rio Games and his 22nd gold overall, reports AP . It's also his 13th gold in an individual event, which breaks a... 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 »

Phelps Makes It an Incredible 21 Golds

Katie Ledecky is on a historic run of her own

(Newser) - Michael Phelps scored his 20th and 21st gold medal Tuesday night with yet another performance for the ages. First, he won the 200-meter butterfly, a victory that sent him climbing into the stands to kiss his 3-month-old son, Boomer, the AP reports. An hour later, he returned to anchor the... 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 »

No One Even Close as US' Katie Ledecky Wins Gold

Michael Phelps wins gold medal No. 19

(Newser) - Katie Ledecky is competing only with herself, it seems, and Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case. Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, added to his staggering haul Sunday night in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, giving the US a lead it never relinquished,... 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 Engaged to Former Miss Calif.

Nicole Johnson 'said yes,' swimmer tweets

(Newser) - Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 (after the Golden State gave the world Carrie Prejean ) and has dated Phelps on and off the past few years. Phelps... More »

USA Swimming Punishes Michael Phelps

The swimmer is forced to withdraw from world championships

(Newser) - USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships, and taken away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest. The sanctions announced today won't keep Phelps... 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 »

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