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How Olympic Swimmer Mark Spitz Truly Felt When Michael Phelps Beat His Record

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.25.2016 | OWN

The 1972 Olympics in Munich were truly Mark Spitz’s Games. Each event that the American swimmer competed in, he set a world record: 100-meter freest...

Weeklings!: The Untold Gay Olympic History (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-13-weeklingsgayolympicssmall.pngThe 2014 Winter Olympics in quaint ol' horrible Sochi are rolling along, but to remind Vladimir Putin that he's not the boss of us, let's create our own gay propaganda. In this edition of Weeklings!, I teach you the untold(/untrue) gay history of the Olympics.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Harry Reems and I

Perry Brass | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Perry Brass

In 1974, Harry Reems was arrested on charges of conspiracy to transport obscene material across state lines. I was writing for a small, now forgotten gay paper called New York Gaysweek and my editor asked if I wanted to do an interview with Reems.

WATCH: 6 Olympians Starring In Embarrassing Commercials

Oliver Noble | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

One of the perks of being an Olympic athlete (in addition to all the free condoms) is the possibility of a lucrative commercial contract with globally...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Five Epic US Summer Olympic Smackdowns | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are here, let's take a look back at five astonishing examples of American triumph from Summer Olympic Games from the...

American Flag Bikini Moments: What's YOUR Favorite? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! The American flag has been painted on bathing suits, bikinis, and directly on skin like a bathing suit for decades. From movi...

Michael Phelps Nixed Mark Spitz SNL Sketch "Out Of Respect For Spitz"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While the reviews of Michael Phelps' SNL performance were decidedly unfavorable — reactions included "a fish out of water," "unmemorable," "awful," ...

5 Possible Futures For Michael Phelps

Alex Blagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Blagg

Phelps is in the unfamiliar position of having to perform for a worldwide audience something other than that with which he's most comfortable: swimming.

Michael Phelps' Gold Medal Spitz Take On "Sports Illustrated" Cover

Sports Illustrated | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Olympic hero Michael Phelps graces the cover of Sports Illustrated on newsstands Thursday. On it, he mimics and one-ups the iconic image of Mark Spitz...

Live From the Water Cube: 8 Golds!!! Phelps and USA Team Make History Here in Beijing; Torres Wins Silver - Missed Gold by One-hundredth of a Second!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Hidary

Prospects did not look good for a gold two laps into the medley. Backstroke was first -- the US was in the top three but no decisive lead here.

Mark Spitz Needs To STOP TALKING

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

US swim legend Mark Spitz won't be on hand in Beijing if Michael Phelps breaks his record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics -- because, he say...

Your Guide To Swimming At The 2008 Beijing Olympics

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At the first modern Olympics in 1896, events were held in the Bay of Zhea, off Piraeus. The early Olympic events included a 200m obstacle race, in whi...