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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte: Who Won Their First Final Since His Comeback?

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte: Who Won Their First Final Since His Comeback?

Originally posted 04/25/2014 08:50AM

A relaxed Michael Phelps was smiling Thursday after swimming his first race since the 2012 London Olympics – even though he lost in the finals of the 100-meter butterfly to longtime rival and friend Ryan Lochte.

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Michael Phelps Ends Retirement – Could He Be Eyeing an Olympic Comeback? | Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Ends Retirement

Originally posted 04/14/2014 01:45PM

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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TBT: Teenage Michael Phelps Predicts His Olympics Future | Michael Phelps

Watch 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps Reveal His Olympic Ambitions

Originally posted 04/03/2014 07:50AM

When he was only 15, Michael Phelps was already making waves in the world of competitive swimming and keeping his eye on one prize: a gold medal.

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Rub-a-Dub-Dub! Which Guy Is Hottest in the Tub? | Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm

Rub-a-Dub-Dub! Which Guy Is Hottest in the Tub?

Originally posted 07/20/2013 04:00PM

Since when are baths so sexy?

After we were treated to a photo of Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe sharing a tub, Robert Pattinson has entered the fray in a new ad for Dior. But while these three are making waves, they're hardly the first hotties to strip down and dive in – to a tub.

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Michael Phelps Splits with Girlfriend Megan Rossee | Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Splits with Girlfriend Megan Rossee: Report

Originally posted 01/02/2013 09:30AM

Michael Phelps and his girlfriend Megan Rossee have apparently broken up.

The Olympic swimming sensation, who has a record 22 medals and retired after the Summer 2012 Olympic Games, ended his relationship with Rossee, a model, because it wasn't going anywhere and he wanted to pursue other options, according to TMZ.com.

The couple had dated less than a year and charted their relationship on Twitter. While they have not publicly confirmed their split, recent Tweets suggest they're no longer a couple.

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Michael Phelps Celebrates Retirement with Sin City Pool Party | Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Celebrates His Retirement with Las Vegas Pool Party

Originally posted 09/03/2012 05:15PM

After a storied career in which he won 18 Olympic gold medals, and 22 medals overall, Michael Phelps celebrated his retirement from competitive swimming this weekend at – what else? – a pool party.

Phelps, 27, who became a legend in Athens, Beijing and London, chose Las Vegas as the city for his send-off, enjoying a raucous Saturday afternoon at the Encore Beach Club with friends, fans and fellow swimmers – including his training partner and close friend Allison Schmitt.

The Maryland native was grinning ear to ear as the club's bikini-clad servers gave him a special cake paying tribute to his 22 medals, the most won by any Olympian in history.

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POLL: What Was Your Favorite Olympics Gold Medal Moment?

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Olympics 2012: What Was Your Favorite Gold Medal Moment?

Originally posted 08/12/2012 02:50PM

All that glitters has turned to gold for Team USA – 39 times (and counting!) to be exact.

But as the Summer Olympics comes to a close, here's a recap of the moments that were just as sweet as the victories.

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Michael Phelps: 'Everybody Pees in the Pool' – So What? | Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps: 'Everybody Pees in the Pool' – So What?

Originally posted 08/08/2012 10:25PM

Here's a gold medal-worthy training tip straight from the most-decorated Olympic athlete of all time: Despite what your mother told you back in your kiddie-pool days, it's perfectly fine to, um, relieve yourself when you're swimming.

And this isn't just Michael Phelps's mantra, he adds.

"I think everybody pees in the pool," Phelps, 27, who sealed his historic 22 medal-career at the 2012 Summer Olympics, tells the Wall Street Journal. "It's kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. When we're in the water for two hours, we don't really get out to pee."

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Who Would You Rather See on Dancing with the Stars: Phelps or Lochte?

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POLL: Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte on Dancing with the Stars?

Originally posted 08/08/2012 12:15PM

From competing for Olympic gold to competing for the mirror-ball trophy!

As the London Games come to a close, the next question on everyone's mind is which Olympian will trade training for the tango and compete on Dancing with the Stars. Michael Phelps seems to be toying with the idea.

"I haven't really been known for my dancing," Phelps told PEOPLE at Omega House in London on Tuesday. "I know everybody who's done it, they've enjoyed it and had a blast. I won't say I'm ruling anything out."

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An Inside Look at Michael Phelps & Megan Rossee's Relationship – Via Twitter | Michael Phelps

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Megan Rossee's Relationship with Michael Phelps Unfolds on Twitter

Originally posted 08/07/2012 05:15PM

When it comes to exchanging sweet nothings, Michael Phelps and Megan Rossee take a short-but-sweet approach – 140 characters or less, to be exact.

Glimpses into their rumored relationship have been sprinkled throughout their Twitter postings in the months leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics, where they took an even more public approach to their romance: Ditching his pool attire for an Olympic celebration, Phelps suited up for the red carpet with a glammed-up Rossee on his side.

But Phelps, 27, and the aspiring model, 25, who reportedly began dating in January, have already had their P.D.A moments on the social media site – namely when celebrating a certain special holiday.

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