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Michael Phelps Helps Katie Ledecky Arrange Her Medals For A Photo Shoot Because He’s Kind Of A Pro At It By Now

The most decorated Olympian of all time apparently has another talent: arranging medals. Phelps has obviously had a lot of practice in the last 20 years at putting on multiple medals, so it makes sense that he’s the reigning expert at it in this photo shoot with Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles. Michael explains his … Read more

This Olympic Weightlifter Is All Of Us If We Made It To The Olympics

Competing in the Olympics is a pretty exciting thing for anyone, but this guy just can’t stop smiling. Or dancing, for that matter. David Katoatau from Kiribati (a collection of small islands in the Pacific) ended each one of his lifts with a personalized dance, winning the hearts of spectators everywhere. And it’s not just … Read more

Watch 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps In This Ancient Interview From 2001

We all come from somewhere. Before winning 23 gold medals and attaining the title of most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps was just a dorky teenager with questionable hair. At the time of this interview, Phelps was just a day shy of his 16th birthday, having already attended the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and … Read more

7 Super Cute Photos of Michael Phelps’ Son That Have Us Excited for 2032

Michael Phelps isn’t just the greatest Olympian to ever live with 28 medals to his name (23 golds), he’s also a doting new dad. Boomer Robert Phelps was born in May to Phelps and fiancee Nicole Johnson. During Phelps’ six medal-winning swims in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Boomer had a front … Read more

12 Best/Most Hilarious Tweets from Leslie Jones About the Olympics While at the Olympics in Rio

After live-tweeting the first couple of days of Olympic action from her living room, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones was making such a splash, NBC flew her down to Rio de Janeiro to tweet from the actual events. She’s also making TV appearances with Ryan Seacrest, but that’s nothing compared to her Twitter … Read more

Aly Raisman Gets Pumped Up By Listening to Rascal Flatts and Chase Bryant

Aly Raisman isn’t just one of the best gymnasts in the world and captain of the United States Women’s Gymnastics team, she’s also a country music fan. And yes, she’s a Gold medalist too. View this post on Instagram #FinalFive A post shared by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:47pm PDT Aly … Read more

There’s Something In The Water At The Rio Olympics

No, it’s not the Loch Ness Monster. If you’ve been keeping up with the Rio Olympics, you might have noticed something a little bit weird about the diving pool. Mainly that it’s, well, green. Officials claim that it’s probably just algae, but several experts say that algae couldn’t have bloomed so prolifically overnight simply because … Read more

6 Medal Worthy Faces By Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps has made a comeback in the Rio Olympics after recently coming out of retirement, scoring yet another gold medal already in the Mens 4x100m freestyle relay. Phelps could potentially win 6 more gold medals in 6 different races. As prolific as Phelps is in the pool, though, his game face might be even … Read more

Michael Phelps Leads Olympic Swim Team in Sing-Along to Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried”

Michael Phelps isn’t just the most decorated Olympian of all-time, he’s also a Zac Brown Band fan and safe driver. While driving around a few other Olympians, Phelps took the driver’s seat and the lead on ZBB‘s “Chicken Fried” like any true Olympic hero would. Other swim team members, 43 of them, also did some … Read more

Watch This YouTuber Poke Fun At Your Favorite Olympic Sports

“Anyone can put on some spandex and pedal a bike, but not just anybody has the Chemistry knowledge to beat the world’s best anti-doping chemical protection procedures.” “Except Canada has a policy against winning a medal in the summer games for some reason.” Yes, it’s one of those videos. This hilariously accurate skit goes through … Read more

Katy Perry’s “Rise” to be (NBC) Anthem for Summer Olympics in Rio

You’re about to be hearing a lot of Katy Perry this summer. NBC recently announced that Perry‘s brand new, “Rise” will be used as the anthem for the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The track will be featured on Perry’s upcoming album and the pop superstar told “Today,” that recent … Read more