Ryan Lochte

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte issued a half hearted apology to the citizens of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In his half hearted apology on Instagram.com, Lochte, 32, apologized “for not being more careful and candid” when he lied about being robbed early Saturday morning.

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Gaby Douglas Michael Phelps

20-year-old Gabby Douglas had hopes of reclaiming some of her former glory as the darling of the 2012 Olympics. She was hurt by all the taunting on social media about her hair and her sour attitude.

“It doesn’t really feel good. It was a little bit hurtful,” Douglas told reporters on Sunday.

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Simone Manuel

There goes the racist stereotype that black people can’t swim.

20-year-old Simone Manuel won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle swimming event at the Rio Olympic Games on Thursday.

Tears streamed down her face as the 5-foot-11 Houston native realized she tied 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak to share gold medals — a rarity in Olympic sports..

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Ludacris, Maritza Correia, Cullen Jones

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation teamed up with the DeKalb Aquatics team to support the USA Swimming Foundation’s ‘Make a Splash Initiative’ in Atlanta on Saturday, April 30, at the Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center.

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Michael Phelps didn’t waste any time cashing out his Olympic gold for big dollar endorsements. Not even 24 hours after the close of the London Olympic games, Phelps was featured in his first post-2012 Games ad campaign for Louis Vuitton.

Phelps stares seductively while luxuriating in a bathtub in his Speedos and swim goggles. A Louis Vuitton Monogram carry all bag sits near the tub, most likely holding his stockpile of 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds.

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