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Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold with relay win

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Michael Phelps closed out the Rio Olympics in the only way imaginable. Gold. Phelps put the United States ahead to stay on the butterfly leg of the 4×100 medley relay and Nathan Adrian finished it off, giving the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd career gold medal. If that was the end, and Phelps insists it is, what a way to go out. He would finish his career with 28 medals overall, having won five golds and a…

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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go at it one last time

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Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes’ village. There’s an ongoing card game in their suite, and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions. It’ll be all business on Thursday night. They’ll race against each other for the final time in the 200-meter individual medley, ending a 13-year rivalry that has been one of the greatest in swimming history. The Americans are the top two all-time performers in the event. Phelps and Lochte…

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