So it hasn't been confirmed, but rumor has it that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and fellow Olympian Stephanie Rice are an item.People reports that the two were seen snuggling and smooching at a victory celebration in Beijing. Australian Rice, has three gold medals of her own, so the pair would be an unstoppable swimming duo.Still, don't start sobbing over your Michael Phelps poster just yet. The pairing is an unlikely one, seeing as Australia is quite a distance from Phelps' home, and Rice...Read Full Story
For those tired of seeing the face of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps everywhere you turn, don't go shopping for cereal anytime soon. The most decorated swimmer in Olympic history will be the new face of Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes.Phelps will appear on a special edition of the cereal boxes this fall. But this isn't the first time the Olympic swimmer has appeared in a cereal aisle near you. After the Athens Olympics, he appeared on Wheaties boxes, the breakfast of champions...Read Full Story
With eight medals, Michael Phelps has officially surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz for most golds won by any athlete in a single Olympics. To mark this historic milestone, Phelps posed for Sports Illustrated, with his eight shiny new gold medals strung around his neck.Phelps pays tribute to Spitz with the cover, striking an identical pose to the swimer with his seven golds strung around his neck. The covers are in fact so similar, you'd think they were twins, if not for the difference in...Read Full Story
So what does it take to be the top swimmer in the world? To appear in the Olympics three times? To break world records and to win eleven Olympic gold medals? Eh, not much, just a strict training regimen, oh yeah, and a 12,000 calorie a day diet.At least that's what it takes Michael Phelps. The 23-year-old swimmer doesn't exactly have the normal physique of a man who would eat that much. Phelps stands at 6-feet, four-inches and weighs only 195 pounds. In fact, the lean swimmer has talked in...Read Full Story
Four days into the Beijing Olympics, Laure Manaudou's performance can be summed up as, disappointing. The French swimmer, that was expected to do so well, has been unable to finish above seventh place in most of her races.The last straw was the women's 100m backstroke final, where Manaudou finished seventh and left the Water Cube feeling defeated, head covered in a towel and suggesting that it may be her last event in Beijing.Manaudou's successful swimming history suggests that her poor...Read Full Story
The swimming competition at the 2008 Bejing Summer Olympics will take place from August 9 to August 21 at the Beijing National Aquatics Center.