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NEWS
December 15, 2013
Michael Phelps has held a lot of titles. Olympic swimming champion. Philanthropist. Subway spokesman. Add a new one to the list: social media expert. The swimmer took over the official Ravens twitter account during last week's snowy last-minute victory over the Vikings, a social media stunt that, of course, spawned its own hash tag: #MPTakeover. His excitement was palpable. "THERE IT IS!!!!! Are you serious!?!?! 4TDs in 1:30!! Snowballs at M&T. Best game EVER for those who stayed!
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FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
Michael Phelps can swim. Michael Phelps can golf. And finally here's a physical activity that Michael Phelps is, frankly, pretty bad at: crowd surfing. The Olympian tried to ride the waves of a crowd the other night at XS nightclub in Las Vegas. The crowd was into it, shouting, "Michael! Michael!" And Phelps was game. But after mere seconds, the ride was over and Phelps was on the floor. Don't worry, reports say he wasn't hurt. Perhaps just a bit embarrassed. Party foul? Or just a chance to find the Bob Bowman of crowd surfing, train and come back in four years.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Yet another laurel for Michael Phelps' swim cap: The Olympian will grace the cover of the 2013 World Almanac. Phelps will be in good company, the Almanac folks announced Monday. Joining him in the prime spot are Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and, for some reason, Anne Hathaway. Phelps, however, bests them all for the sweetest center position. The Almanac chronicles the most important happenings of 2012. Phelps, right up there with the presidential election and such, was at the top of the list.
SPORTS
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
For folks who simply can't get enough Phelps this week, by all means splash down into this adorable Lego reanimation of Thursday's Olympic showdown made by London's The Guardian. The video short replays the action of the 200M individual medley where Michael Phelps claimed his first personal gold of the 2012 games. The creators not only managed to include all of the action in the pool, there's shots of Debbie Phelps and the Phelps sisters in the stands and even a little wink to the famous Michael Phelps breakfast.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
In Beijing, Michael Phelps won eight Olympic gold medals, and six in Athens before that. Last Saturday, Ryan Lochte beat Mr. Phelps convincingly in the 400-meter individual medley. Last Sunday, Mr. Phelps built a solid lead for Mr. Lochte in the 400-meter relay, and Mr. Lochte lost it and the race. And last Monday, a very fast French swimmer and two others relegated Mr. Lochte to fourth place in the 200-meter free style. Naturally, we wish him the very best, but it is now even clearer to everyone, including no doubt Mr. Lochte, how awesomely impressive Michael Phelps ' accomplishments are. The hype about "Lochte's time" is now in proper perspective: He will achieve some good, maybe even great results, but there simply has never been anybody like Michael Phelps . Bradley Alger, Baltimore
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson | February 4, 2013
Standing in the Ravens' victorious locker room, Michael Phelps could not contain his emotions. The Towson native, wearing a purple shirt, took in the scene. "To be able to watch that, I was in tears," he said. "I've never cried this much for anything in my life. " Phelps won 22 Olympic medals, 18 of them gold. He is widely considered the greatest swimmer of all time. But seeing players he has come to know over the years finally achieve their ultimate goal left Phelps blubbering like the life-long fan he is. "This is a very special moment," he said.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Michael Phelps has a tattoo on his hip of the Olympic rings. It's been there quite a while and peeps out from time to time when his shorts ride particularly low as they did today. But with the shorts slung dangerously close to obscenity, what looked like another tattoo was visible on the other side of his hip. One Baltimore Sun editor thought it looked like a flower. Some folks on Twitter say it's a Michigan symbol -- a tip of the hat to where he trained for a stint. Anyone else care to take a guess?
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
The only one coming out of the 2008 Olympics with anything close to Michael Phelps' star power was his mother, Debbie Phelps. Caught repeatedly on camera at the sidelines rooting for her son -- and tearing up unselfconsciously as he inched closer to Olympics history, Debbie Phelps, a full-time middle school principal, became America's Everymom, and ended the event not only with a book deal, but an arrangement to promote her favorite clothing store,...
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Michael Phelps has yet another achievement for his resume -- his face is on the front of the Wheaties box -- again. Wheaties announced Thursday that Phelps and fellow OlympianMisty May-Treanorwould be featured on the coveted front of the cereal box. It will be the second time Phelps represents the "breakfast of champions. " He was on the box after the 2004 Olympics. After the 2008 Olympics, however, he appeared on a different cereal box -- Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes. The limited-edition Wheaties box featuring Phelps will be available beginning in September.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Record-setting Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is scheduled to visit the Orioles' spring-training facility before Thursday's 1 p.m. intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium. Phelps is in town with renowned golf coach Hank Haney promoting their new show on The Golf Channel titled "The Haney Project. " The show focuses around Haney teaching the 22-time medalist the game of golf.   Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, followed the Ravens during their run to the Super Bowl.
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