Michael Phelps: From childhood phenom to record books

Published On: Apr 20 2012 11:09:05 AM PDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2012 07:28:40 AM PDT

Take a look at Michael Phelps in and out of the pool and see how the Baltimore native became an Olympic champion.

Michael Phelps posed stoic
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After his Beijing feat Phelps ran into some trouble in his personal life. In 2009 a photo of Phelps holding a marijuana pipe appeared in a London tabloid. Phelps apologized for the incident and called his behavior “inappropriate.” He was suspended by USA Swimming for three months.


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