Just watch it.
Just watch it.
The numbers don’t lie. Oh, but please don’t do #2.
Don’t take my word for it. Ask his girlfriend.
This is the world we live in now.
Apparently amazing achievement in one sport just wasn’t enough for the greatest Olympian of all time.
It’s good to retire at 27 as the most famous person in the history of your field.
The most decorated Olympian stretches his post-swimming wings with a new ad campaign shot by Annie Leibovitz.
Third place is a third wheel.
Or know much about him.
The swimming may be over, but the (b)romance lives forever.
He’s the greatest Olympian of all time and a poster boy for functional pot-smokers everywhere. Sometimes he makes funny faces.
Sorry, girls: she’s insanely gorgeous and a model.
With 22 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. In fact, Phelps’ career haul is bigger than that of approximately 75% of the world’s countries.
The greatest swimmer that ever lived is going out on top, but that doesn’t mean leaving isn’t hard.
He’s the best of all time, so this may take a while.
Most decorated Olympian in history? Check. Looks like a monkey? Check.
Lots of powerful relationships are made at the Olympics. But perhaps none is more significant than the swimmers that together make Phelpte. Feel the love.
Good guy Michael Phelps is a good guy. From Tuesday’s event.
This guy is so proud of his gold medal-winning son, he seems like he’s about to explode live on the BBC.
In a heartbreaking photo-finish, South African Chad le Clos beats Michael Phelps to prevent him from becoming the first male swimmer to win the same event in three Olympics.
We’ve come a long way from t-shirts and shorts.
French swimmer Yannick Agnel beat Lochte right at the end, earning France the gold and forcing the U.S. to settle for silver. Watch it here.
Gold for Lochte, nothing for Phelps. Watch the last kick.
Proving just how adorkable they are, the men’s and women’s swim team have fun lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen’s undying hit song of the summer. Watch Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin and the rest of the team get into the action.
Olympic swimming is the best.
With the 2012 London Olympics set to kick off on July 27th, buzz continues to gather around athletes with a shot at a gold medal. Here’s the standards for success they’ll compete in the shadow of.
Pretty photos of incredibly fit people, many of them shirtless. From the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas.
This list was processed by BuzzFeed’s brand new giant supercomputers located conveniently in the spire of the Empire State Building. That’s how you know it’s good.
New couple? Or was she momentarily attracted to his shiny medals?