Mark Spitz at promotional gig in New York City
Olympic swimming champion Mark Spitz admires the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Michael Phelps whose 8 gold medal wins at the Bejing China 2008 Olympics finally broke Spitz 1972 record of 7 gold. Spitz was at a promotional gig for the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York on August 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
Former Olympic swimmer and 200-meter breaststroke record holder Brian Job is homeless and "totally delusional" in Palo Alto, Calif., his family said.
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London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
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On the last evening of Olympic gymnastics competition in 1964, Larysa Latynina received a score of 19.599 in the floor exercise final.
U.S. Olympic champion Michael Phelps reportedly is to appear in an upcoming episode of the HBO comedy series "Entourage."
American Michael Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics Saturday by the narrowest of margins.
Michael Phelps became the all-time Olympic gold medal record-holder Wednesday with a triumph in the 200-meter butterfly.
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The Olympics are about the athletes and the performances. All else -- in theory -- is set aside.
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