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U.S. Swimming suspends Michael Phelps

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It was one toke over the line for Michael Phelps as he was suspended from competition for three months by U.S. Swimming. Kellogg's also announced it would not renew its endorsement contract with...

Stop the presses! Michael Phelps smokes pot

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The British tabloid The News of the World is getting attention for its "scoop" that  shows American swimmer Michael Phelps smoking pot at a party in Columbia, S.C., in November. The story was given...

Ian Thorpe in 2009: Speaks out, doesn't come out

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Ian Thorpe, the now chubby Australian swimming icon, grabbed his public megaphone and declared again today that he's not gay. Thorpe again came out as not gay to address media speculation that he's...

Michael Phelps, couch potato

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In an interesting article on how Michael Phelps came to endorse the protein drink of a Texas start-up company, the Wall Street Journal tells us that Phelps has let himself go since winning eight...

Coughlin goes 6 for 6 in the pool

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In all the deserved hoopla over Michael Phelps, another Olympic swimmer made some history in Beijing. American Natalie Coughlin won six medals this week to set a record for a woman. She also  has...

Phelps wins an astonishing race

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I have watched the slow-motion replay a dozen times and still can't believe that Michael Phelps (top swimmer in photo) won the 100-meter butterfly, tying Mark Spitz with seven gold medals in one...

'Hackett gold' a little tarnished

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Australians take their swimming seriously. So when a less-than-fit looking Grant Hackett emerged from a Beijing open-water qualifier quite thick around the middle in May, it damaged their love...

That's Cullen Jones pinging your gaydar

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Like millions of of people, I stayed up last night to watch Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones (photo) and Jason Lezak capture gold in the 4X100 freestyle relay. It was classic...

French trash talk, get faced by U.S. in relay

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Why athletes talk trash before an event has always been one of sport's great mysteries. All it ever seems to do is fire up an opponent and offer motivation. France's Alain Bernard learned this...

Germany's swimming debacle

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A beard figured prominently in what German media are calling the country's "debacle" so far in swimming. No German has come close to winning a medal, with even medal possibles failing to advance to...

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