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?
Wham, bam, thank you Ryan Lochte.
The Olympic swimmer is apparently a fan of one-night stands — at least according to his mother.
"He goes out on one-night stands," Ike Lochte told Today. "He's not able to give fully to a relationship because he's always on the go."
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcome of Tuesday's Olympic swimming finals.]
A Lam Shin
Ukranian fencer Yama Shemayakin won the Olympic epee gold Monday, but all eyes were on South Korea's Shin A Lam and her controversial — and tear-filled — semifinal match.
In a contentious finish that harkened back to the 1972 U.S.-Soviet Union gold medal basketball game, Shin was leading Germany's Britta Heidemann, the defending ...
This week has been a dream come true for U.S. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin — in more ways than one.
On Monday, Franklin won her first individual Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke after finishing a 200-meter freestyle semifinal only ten minutes before.
Everyone took notice of the 17-year-old's win, including Justin Bieber!
Ryan Lochte's unique display of patriotism almost cost him his gold medal.
After winning the gold in the 400-meter individual medley, Lochte took to the winner's podium wearing his red, white and blue diamond-encrusted grill. According to an ESPN reporter, the 27-year-old athlete initially wanted to sport the mouthpiece while receiving the medal, but was told by a USA Swimming representative he wouldn't get his medal if he did so. He later donned the grill while showing off his medal to the crowd.
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Thanks in part to Ryan Lochte's gold medal win, the first night of Olympic competition in London became the most-watched summer Olympics opening night on record, NBC announced Sunday.
An average of 28.7 million viewers tuned in for the opening night, nine million more viewers than Athens'opening night in 2004 (19.8 million) and nearly 5 million more than Beijing in 2008 (24.0 million).
London Olympics opening ceremony scores ratings high
The numbers bring...
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
The Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremonies of the London Olympics was a ratings juggernaut for NBC, receiving the highest overnight rating for a non-U.S.-based Olympic opening ceremony ever.
In all, an average of 40.7 million people watched NBC's programming, according to Nielsen. This landed London at 7 percent higher than Beijing's, 28 percent higher than Athens', 24 percent higher than Sydney's and 15 percent higher than Vancouver's Game openers.
The Opening Ceremony was also a huge success for the BBC, beating out all other recent Game openers for the network, Deadline reports.