Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Hit London, Who Takes Olympic Gold in Partying?

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 6, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02:  Gold medallist Michael Phelps (R) of the United States shakes hands Silver medallist Ryan Lochte of the United States on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Individual Medley final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Watch out, London. Olympic swimming events have concluded, causing the number of well-funded males who are ready to party to increase by two. 

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps are jumping out of the pool and causing a splash in the London club scene, and TMZ has the pictures and proof. 


Ryan Lochte 

First up is the man who swims fast in the pool, wears shiny grills and gives epic interviews: Ryan Lochte. The man wasted no time getting down with fellow swimmers and some lovely ladies. 

TMZ has this picture of Lochte being man-handled and then being used as a comfy seat by one woman while another catches his ear. 

Oh, the humanity.

I feel for this guy and the time he is about to have following the grandeur of the London Olympics

According to sources, Lochte -- along with American teammates Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, and Matt Grevers -- hit up Chinawhite nightclub in the Big Smoke around 11PM ... and left around 3:30AM.

We're told they drank gold bottles of champagne all night -- obviously -- and even ordered some Patron and Grey Goose for good measure.

Bonus points for Patron imbibing, because it's not a real party until someone busts out the tequila. If it's anything like my experiences, Lochte woke up at 2 p.m. the next day with a huge headache and a half-eaten burrito on the table in front of him. 

Something tells me he fared better. 


Michael Phelps

The man who collects gold medals like they're Pokemon was out late too, and he brought some buddies. 

His gold medals played wingman for the night as Phelps caroused around London, getting an early jump on what I am sure will be a pretty tame retirement. 

TMZ has these photos and report:

Um, who dat?

Just hours after swimming the last race of his career, Phelps -- the greatest Olympian in the history of the Olympics -- hit the party scene in Soho ... along with 3 of his 18 gold medals ... and a mystery blonde. 

Phelps and his medals partied responsibly ... after they partied themselves out, they all piled into the backseat of a waiting SUV and got a ride home.

This lovely lady being called a "mystery blond" has a name (h/t E! Online). Apparently, Phelps has been dating model Megan Rossee. She recently sent out this tweet with a picture of them:

Yay Michael :) instagr.am/p/N8x6cpv7T1/

— megan rossee (@meganrossee) August 5, 2012


So, if we are grading for swagger points, both Lochte and Phelps are doing well. They are living life after successful Olympics. 

I have to give this race to Phelps, though. I mean, he left with a model—always a successful night. 


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