Michael Phelps © Bruce Weber for Vanity Fair Olympiad XXVIII: A Special Portfolio of 55 Athletes Despite dope scandals, big-money sponsorships, and terrorist threats, the world will still stop to marvel at the men and women of the 28th Summer Olympic Games. Bruce Weber's portfolio of American athletes captures an age-old ideal.
Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.
Michael Phelps ~ The author writes, "Relative to the (admittedly tad-crazy-and-overboard) Olympic coverage in the US, the UK media coverage of the Olympics is pretty sedate. But it’s still highly entertaining. I laughed out loud reading this Guardian article www.guardian.co.u... describing the types of food Michael Phelps eats every day to get his 12,000 calories:…" ~ by RWAppleWannabe ~ photo by Donald Miralle