Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/10/12
The question of Usain Bolt versus Michael Phelps dominated headlines in 2008. And now that the two have combined for five gold medals at the London Olympics, the debate about which is the greater Olympian has resurfaced four years later. But while you will get reasons touting each athlete's superiority -- Phelps supporters point to his 18 gold medals, while Bolt backers argue, correctly, that track and field has never seen someone like Bolt -- in reality it's impossible to compare the two Olympians. Phelps competes in a sport that offers more opportunities for medals than any other. On a...
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