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In this photo provided by Sports Illustrated, U.S. swimmer and all-time Olympian Michael Phelps is seen with his eight gold medals, posing exclusively for the Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2008 edition of Sports Illustrated in a photo taken on Aug. 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. At age 23, Phelps owns 16 Olympic medals, 14 of which are gold. The Aug. 25 issue hits newsstands on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (AP Photo/Sports Illustrated, Simon Bruty)

In this photo provided by Sports Illustrated, U.S. swimmer and all-time Olympian Michael Phelps is seen with his eight gold medals, posing exclusively for the Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2008 edition of Sports Illustrated in a photo taken on Aug. 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. At age 23, Phelps owns 16 Olympic medals, 14 of which are gold. The Aug. 25 issue hits newsstands on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (AP Photo/Sports Illustrated, Simon Bruty)

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