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POLL: Will Michael Phelps's London Love Last? | Michael Phelps

POLL: Will Michael Phelps's London Love Last?

Originally posted 08/07/2012 12:00PM

Michael Phelps is making a splash with rumored girlfriend, Megan Rossee. The Olympian, 27, stepped out Monday with the aspiring model, 25, on his arm. And the couple – who began dating in January – were all smiles as they posed for photos at the Speedo Athlete Celebration in London.

Although the romance started quietly months before Phelps was named the world's most decorated Olympian, Rossee's been anything but shy about her feelings. "Good luck tonight bear," she Tweeted him before one of his races.

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PHOTO: Michael Phelps & Megan Rossee Get Cozy at Olympic Celebration | Michael Phelps

Summer Olympics 2012

Michael Phelps & Megan Rossee Get Cozy at Olympic Celebration

Originally posted 08/07/2012 09:15AM

It's safe to say they both would look just fine in their Speedo swimwear.

Taking their romance from the dating pool to the red carpet, Michael Phelps stepped out with rumored girlfriend (and aspiring model) Megan Rossee Monday night for the Speedo Athlete Celebration in London, where he put the final touches on his 22-medal career at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The couple, who began quietly dating in January, according to reports, were all smiles as they posed together at the Kensington Roof Gardens.

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Michael Phelps Gets the Gold and the Girl | Michael Phelps

Summer Olympics 2012

Michael Phelps Reportedly Dating Megan Rossee

Originally posted 08/06/2012 03:00PM

Is Michael Phelps diving into the dating pool?

After collecting a record 22 Olympic medals, the swimming phenom was spotted in London with a beautiful blonde, identified by several media sites as aspiring model Megan Rossee, 25, from Los Angeles.

Rossee, who posted an Instagram photo of them together Sunday evening with the caption "Yay Michael," has been quietly seeing Phelps, 27, since January, Hollyscoop reports, accompanying him to the Olympic Trials as well as the Games.

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Who Are the Winners and Losers of Olympic TV Coverage? | Kate Middleton, Ryan Seacrest

Summer Olympics 2012

Olympic TV Coverage: The Winners and Losers

Originally posted 08/06/2012 02:00PM

The XXX Olympiad, also known as NBC's Summer Televisiad, is now halfway to its Aug. 12 conclusion. Apart from the athletes, who and what are the winners and losers?

Winner: director Danny Boyle

I wasn't wild about his attempt to wed British pop whimsy to stadium-sized spectacle in the grand opening night – the only resonant image for me was that giant sleeping baby – but millions certainly loved it, and the ratings were the best ever for the ceremony. If it inspires bigger artistic risks in future Olympics openings, it will have been worth it. The next time a U.S. city plays host, someone please recruit Quentin Tarantino.

Loser: Ryan Seacrest

Viewers are used to the fact that the American Idol host has the determination of a gold medalist to build and burnish his career. So why was his presence in NBC's coverage a faint but distinct irritant? His interviews were exactly what you expect from Seacrest, who like his role model Dick Clark is scrupulously inoffensive. Maybe it's that an interview with Michael Phelps shouldn't feel tonally identical to one with Jennifer Lopez.

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Johnny Weir Blogs: Focus on Olympic Talent, Not Scandal

Johnny Weir Blogs: Focus on Olympic Talent, Not Scandal

Originally posted 08/06/2012 01:00PM

Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.

I love the Olympic Games.

The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy and that's why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on earth. My hope from this Olympic Games is that people don't lose faith in the Olympic movement.

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Michael Phelps & Missy Franklin Win Gold in Final Races in London

Michael Phelps & Missy Franklin Finish London Games

Originally posted 08/04/2012 05:05PM

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin have done it again!

Both swimmers struck gold in their final races in the London Games.

As part of the American 400M-medley relay team – which included Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian – Phelps scored the 22nd Olympic medal of his career. It was also his 18th gold medal.

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Michael Phelps Grabs Gold, Ryan Lochte Silver in 200 IM

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UpdatePosted 08/03/2012 05:55AM

Michael Phelps Grabs Gold, Ryan Lochte Silver in 200 IM

Originally posted 08/02/2012 05:30PM

For the second time this Olympics, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were neck-and-neck Thursday in London – in their final event together of the Summer Games.

This time, however, Phelps emerged the winner!

After losing to Lochte in the 400 individual medley last Saturday, Phelps, 27, managed to out-swim his friend and teammate in Thursday's 200-meter individual medley by .63 seconds.

After becoming the most-decorated Olympian earlier this week, Phelps met another goal: his victory makes him the first male swimmer to win an individual event at three consecutive Games.

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PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Summer Olympics 2012

PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Originally posted 08/01/2012 08:45AM

The Summer Olympics are here – and that means fierce competition, heart-warming stories and, of course, Ryan Lochte's abs.

If you can't get enough of the summer games, get your fix 24/7 by following these current and veteran Olympians who deserve gold medals for excellence in Tweeting. Get behind-the-scenes scoop, commentary and more from these PEOPLE-approved athletes!

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Michael Phelps Breaks the Olympic Medals Record! | Michael Phelps

Summer Olympics 2012

Michael Phelps Breaks the Olympic Medals Record!

Originally posted 07/31/2012 04:40PM

The question on everyone's mind Tuesday was: Would swimmer Michael Phelps break the Olympic record for the most career medals?

And he did it! The 27-year-old made history Tuesday when he won his 18th and 19th medals, making him the most decorated Olympian in any sport. He took home the silver for the 200 butterfly and ended the night by winning gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

Phelps's 19th medal surpassed the previous record holder, Larissa Latynina, a gymnast from the former Soviet Union, who won 18 individual medals, including nine gold in three different Olympic Games, at Melbourne in 1956, Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964.

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Which Olympian's Family Is Most Fun to Watch in the Stands?

Olympics 2012: Which Olympian's Family Is Most Fun to Watch?

Originally posted 07/31/2012 12:00PM

Tuning into the Olympics promises plenty of excitement on the court or field or pool, of course. But sometimes what happens in the stands can be just as exciting.

Yes, we're talking about the watching the masses – specifically the athletes' parents as they cheer and react to their children's Olympic performances.

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