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Michael Phelps: 2008 Sportsman of the Year

The 23-year-old American from Baltimore, Maryland, Michael Phelps, won a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China. He became the first person to win that many gold medals in any Olympic sport ever. Back to Article

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mr.daniel
mr.daniel wrote:
2012-09-04 16:52:55 -0700

he is a great man.yeah!

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allen
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allen wrote:
2012-09-04 12:41:43 -0700

Wow, this is a pretty old story about his 2008 success, but it is still relevant in 2012 based on what he did at the London Olympics.

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Rocky2245
Rocky2245 wrote:
2012-09-04 12:41:22 -0700

Great Man!

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SweetyPie99
SweetyPie99 wrote:
2011-11-22 14:55:12 -0800

nooo words left

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Is Michael Phelps the best Olympian ever?

  • Yes! Nobody elese stands a chance!
  • No! Carl Lewis is.
  • Not sure, that is a tough call!
  • Who cares!

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