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During its coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, NBC cut away from a tribute to terrorism victims to air a Ryan Seacrest interview with Michael Phelps. Seacrest asked Phelps something to the effect of, “If you break the record for the most career Olympic medals, will you be the greatest Olympian ever?” The correct answer would have been, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Phelps instead said that he would wait until after the games to answer. Michael Phelps shows off his 19th career Olympic medal, a gold for the 4 x 200 freestyle relay. (Photo by UPI/Brian Kersey) Is Michael Phelps the Greatest Olympian Ever? Yesterday Phelps won career Olympic medals 18 (a silver in the 200 butterfly) and 19 (a gold in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay) to break Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina’s record and become the most decorated Olympian in history. (Latynina won 9 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals in 1956, 1960, and 1964.) Phelps has three more races and will likely add to...
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