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Movember's 7 Greatest Mustaches of the 1970s

UpdatePosted 11/14/2013 01:30PM

The 7 Greatest Mustaches of the '70s

Originally posted 11/11/2013 01:50PM

In honor of Movember, we've chosen the best mustaches from the decade that made 'em famous.

It's a stacked deck, so let's get moving.

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PHOTO: Michael Phelps's Sports Illustrated Cover Revealed!

PHOTO: Michael Phelps's Sports Illustrated Cover Revealed!

Originally posted 08/19/2008 12:55PM

Michael Phelps has already celebrated his record-breaking Olympic performance with his family in Beijing – and now the swimmer is celebrating his historic achievement by gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated, adorned with his eight gold medals.

The athlete has won the most gold medals of any Olympian ever – famously beating out swimmer Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

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Mark Spitz Calls Michael Phelps 'The Greatest'

Originally posted 08/14/2008 09:30AM



As the world watches to see if Michael Phelps makes it to eight gold medals in a single Olympiad this weekend, the athlete whose record Phelps hopes to beat – Mark Spitz – is graciously wishing the young American phenomenon well.

"He is the single greatest Olympic athlete of all time now," Spitz, 58, said on Thursday's Today show, speaking from a California studio. "He will probably be the single greatest athlete compared to anybody in any century – the 20th, the 21st century and whatever.

"And, you know, they say you judge a person's character by the company they keep, and I'm glad I'm keeping company with Michael Phelps."

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Phelps's Quest to Beat Spitz Derailed | Michael Phelps

Phelps's Quest to Beat Spitz Derailed

Originally posted 08/16/2004 08:00AM

Michael Phelps's dream to beat Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven gold medals was laid to rest Sunday when the United States was upset by South Africa in the 400 freestyle relay – but the 19-year-old from Baltimore was back in the pool in Athens Monday, preparing for the Olympic 200-meter butterfly.

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