Week 1 of the London Olympics is in the books and it's given us some unforgettable and historic moments. From Michael Phelps' record-breaking 19th medal and Gabby Douglas' all-around gold to the expulsion of eight badminton players for throwing their matches, the first seven days definitely got people talking.
Olympics: The top moments (so far!)
Check out some of the funniest tweets from Week 1 below, including the best of must-follow Olympics super-fan Samuel L. Jackson. (And keep following the funny during the games with our Olympic Witstream!)
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcome of Friday's Olympic swimming finals.]
Our top moments of the week:
12. Most Tone-Deaf Elimination: The Glee Project takes an interesting turn when the show's arguably three best singers land in the bottom three and are forced to sing for Ryan Murphy. Shanna, this season's frontrunner, dominates her Kelly Clarkson tune before mustering the courage to tell Murphy she doesn't belong at the bottom. Shockingly, he decides she's wrong and sends her packing. Um, so who's going to be the next Rachel Berry now?
11. Best 'Shipper Switcheroo: Now that Pretty Little Liars' Caleb is back in Rosewood, he and Hanna are sure to get back together, right? ...
Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcomes of Thursday's Olympic swimming finals.]
Thursday's 200-meter individual medley final wasn't just the last London Olympics meeting between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte — it was their last clash ever.
So who came out on top?
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcome of Tuesday's Olympic swimming finals.]
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The quick reflexes, strategic thinking and endurance of an Olympic athlete will also serve fans well as NBCUniversal offers an astounding 5,535 hours of coverage of the 2012 London Games. Every minute of all 302 events in 32 sports will be shown live in the United States for the first time. "We think it's important to have that instant gratification and immediacy for those avid fans," says Mark Lazarus, the NBC Sports Group chairman who made the call to provide live streaming online of even the most popular events.
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Michael Phelps tread carefully around Matt Lauer asking point-blank asking if he smoked marijuana at a South Carolina party where he was photographed holding a bong.
"It was a bad mistake. I mean, we all know what, you know, what you and I are talking about. It's a stupid mistake. You know, bad judgment. And it's something that, you know, I have to, and I want to teach other people not to make that mistake," Phelps said during the Today show Friday.
Lauer was quick to roll tape of a similar apology Phelps made on Today in 2004 after the DUI incident.
"I'll be the first one to admit I've made a lot of mistakes in my life in the pool and out of the pool," Phelps said. "But I have never made the same mistake again. I never made the same mistake twice."
They are, after all, two totally different things.
Watch the video after the jump to see Phelps' first interview since Ganja Gate:
Michael Phelps lost a big endorsement deal and suffered a three-month suspension from competition because of a photo of him smoking a bong — but the 14-time Olympic gold medalist won't face any drug charges.
A South Carolina sheriff said Monday there wasn't enough physical evidence to bring charges against Phelps, according to The Associated Press. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said holding a bong is not a crime, and Phelps never admitted using it.
"He never said, 'I smoked marijuana.' He never confessed that," Lott said.
Phelps said he is now focused on getting back in the water...
The price of marijuana keeps going up for Michael Phelps: USA Swimming has suspended him for three months, and Kellogg is dropping him as a sponsor over his pipe-smoking photo.
"This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the ...