Good thing they saved all of that money on the wedding!
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The thing we're excited about most for the upcoming Olympics is being on Facebook during the whole thing while being bombarded with Tweets and statuses instead of actually watching Michael Phelps win 100 gold medals.
Did you get our sarcasm there??
Well, we don't have a say in it — NBC and Facebook have officially teamed up for the Olympics.
Well… kinda… he put on 25 pounds after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He stopped swimming after his big victory (who wouldn't take a break?), and just got super lazy!
Michael didn't even notice until one of his friends pointed it out!
Here's what he said:
"It was weird going from the highest of the high, the biggest point of your life - winning eight gold medals - and then saying, 'All right, where do I go from here?' I wasn't motivated. I did nothing, literally nothing, for a long time. I gained 25 pounds… A friend of mine and I were playing football on the beach in Miami and somebody got a picture of us… (My friend said) 'Bro, you gotta start working out, man. You are fat.'"
While we certainly wouldn't call a 25 pounds heavier version of the body on the cover (above) fat, at least it lit a fire under him.
Now he's training and back to where he needs to be:
"I realised that I probably hadn't reached my full potential. There was still more in the tank… At this point in my career, everybody has caught up. I'm fine-tuning the little things that add up to make a huge difference."
Good luck this year, Michael!
We're rooting for you!
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Michael Phelps has voluntarily dropped from the 200-meter freestyle race for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
So now there's no way he could win another eight medals!
What was he THINKING?!
He's apparently planning on focusing on the 200 and 400-meter individual medley and the 100 and 200-meter butterfly.
Dropping that one race will give him that much more time to concentrate on the three relays he'll be swimming for Team USA.
Way to be a team player!
USA! USA! USA!
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Ryan Lochte stands a good chance of sweeping the 2012 Olympics!
He's so ripped and talented, he was a natural choice for the cover of Men's Health!
He also gave an interview inside that went a little something like this:
Say it ain't so, Michael Phelps!
Apparently, the Olympic swimmer is ready to cool his jets — and will be retiring after the 2012 Summer Olympics!
Honestly, we can totally understand this. Michael has devoted almost his entire life to swimming. We'd be eager to move on as well. He'll probably never stop swimming completely, but we're sure he's starting to get tired of doing it competitively!
His mom would like him to do juuuuuust one more, though, saying this about the 2016 Games:
"C'mon Michael just a 50 freestyle. I've never been [to Brazil] before."
"We'll go watch. But once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done."
He only needs two more medals to tie the record holder for most medals. We're willing to bet he won't stop at just two, though — sailing past 18 medals, and making it just THAT much harder for someone to challenge his record!
We're sad to see you go, Michael! You represent your country so well!
But if your happiness is outside of swimming, we say go for that gold next!
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