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Phelps Dives Into Gigs W/ MTV, SNL & More

August 28, 2008

Record-setting swimming star Michael Phelps, who was ubiquitous both in official Olympics coverage and in advertisements, will get even more TV face time in the next few weeks. The U.S. swimmer, who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, will be a presenter at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, organizers announced […]

Phelps On The Cover Of SI

August 25, 2008

The Sports Illustrated Group announced that today’s Sports Illustrated cover featuring Phelps wearing all eight of his 2008 Olympic gold medals will be commissioned as a poster. The poster is a first for the magazine. “I have spoken at length about my desires to help grow the sport of swimming, and I am truly honored […]

Frosted Phelps!

August 24, 2008

It’s a sad day for Wheaties. Kellogg’s beat out the “Breakfast of Champions” for the honor of featuring Michael Phelps on Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes cereal boxes. Does anyone else miss the iconic orange background that usually goes along with Olympic victory? And “Better eat your Frosted Flakes, son” doesn’t sound nearly as inspiring. […]

He Spitz All Over Him!

August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps won his 8th gold medal at the Beijing tonight, passing Mark Spitz’s record of 7 gold medals in  one Olympics. It was a team effort in the 4×100 medley relay with Jason Lezak holding off the Australians in the last 100 meters of the race. “With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, […]

Phelps Just Keeps Rackin’ ‘Em Up!

August 15, 2008

Mark Spitz, could you please move over just a little? American medal magnet Michael Phelps needs some room in that Olympic record book. Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the 2008 Olympic Games here at the Water Cube Saturday taking the men’s 100 meter butterfly with a time of 50.58 over Serbia’s Milorad Cavic […]

6 Golds, 6 World Records for Phelps

August 14, 2008

As the gold medals and world records threw themselves at his size-14 feet, the easy thing to say about the Olympic quest of Michael Phelps was that it was getting repetitive. The guy jumps in the water, swims like he was born there, and stands at the top of the podium. Almost every day, that’s […]

Ocho Cinco Challenges Michael Phelps

August 14, 2008

Yesterday on PTI, Chad Johnson aka “Ocho Cinco” was asked if he can beat Michael Phelps in any kind of swimming race, and his answer: “See, where I’m from, I know people that can beat Michael Phelps right now, and I’m one of them.”

Phelps Congratulated Through Commercial On Making History

August 13, 2008

Visa had a spot reserved in the first commercial block after the 200 Meter Butterfly, so when Michael Phelps earned his 10th career gold medal they were ready to congratulate him on his achievement, pretty cool.

I’m Running Out of Titles for Posts To Describe MICHAEL PHELPS

August 13, 2008

He’s just so good, so call him what you would like: A monster, beast, machine? Any of those would do. It was all Phelps, all the time at the Summer Olympics, as American swimming superstar Michael Phelps added two more gold medals — in the men’s 200-meter butterfly and the 800-meter freestyle relay –- to […]

DAY 3: Michael Phelps Makes History

August 11, 2008

Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday morning for his ninth career Olympic gold medal, tying the all-time record. It was easy. Phelps finished more than a body length ahead of Korea’s Park Taehwan, smashing his own world record by .90 seconds to finish in 1 minute, 42.96 seconds. U.S. teammate Peter Vanderkaay took […]