Michael Phelps splashes $1.69mln on Baltimore condo with a pool, Jucuzzi

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New York, August 22 : Olympic golden boy Michael Phelps has purchased a new 4,080-square-foot pad in Baltimore for 1.69 million dollars, which has facilities like a pool and a Jucuzzi.

The winner of a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics will get to enjoy a great view from his new home on the rejuvenated Baltimore waterfront, the celebrity Web site TMZ reports.

Phelps has also bought the Meadowbrook Swim Club and Northwest Ice Rink in Baltimore, which he and his coach Bob Bowman want to turn into an elite Olympic training centre.

The ace swimmer has expressed his wish to buy a new car too.

"My friend's in the car business, so he's going to help me," the New York Daily News quoted him as saying on Wednesday, before leaving Beijing.

"I've been looking at some Aston Martins and some Maseratis. It would be pretty sweet to get an old-school Aston Martin, some of the old-school (James) Bond ones. That would be sick," he added.

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