Michael Phelps will return to competition this weekend for the first time since he re-established himself as the most dominant male swimmer in the world at the Aug. In it, he offered his fullest description to date of how distraught he was as he holed up in his townhouse the week after his drunken-driving arrest in September Those close to him, including longtime agent Peter Carlisle, coach Bob Bowman and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis urged Phelps to enter a treatment facility, which he did the following week. The swimmer described how his stint in the Arizona facility led him to build a deeper relationship with his father, Fred, who long had been an ephemeral figure in his life.
Is Michael Phelps gay or straight?
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The Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, whose five-medal performance at the Olympics in Sydney captivated his country and served as powerful motivation for a young Michael Phelps, has revealed in an Australian television interview that he is gay. Thorpe, a two-time Olympian and a nine-time Olympic medalist, made the acknowledgment in a sit-down interview to be broadcast Sunday night. He shares a manager with Michael Parkinson, who conducted the interview. Thorpe, 31, a public figure since he burst onto the international scene at the Pan Pacific Championships as a year-old, has been treated recently for depression and alcohol abuse. Thorpe retired in , when he was In , Thorpe tried a comeback with an eye toward competing in the London Olympics, but he failed to make the finals at the Australian trials. He is scheduled to work as a commentator at the Commonwealth Games, which begin this month in Scotland.
The real Michael Phelps 'scandal' is the offensive portrayal of intersex people
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history, as well as a meme icon. Given these lofty accomplishments, you're forgiven if you assumed Phelps never battles feelings of depression and hopelessness. Wrong, says Phelps. And he has a message for others dealing with depression: Don't be afraid to reach out for help. Phelps, along with fellow Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt, opened up before a live audience in Washington, D.
Any truth to that? I didn't say 'staying your closet makes you gay'? Pretty sure that doesn't make sense either.