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Michael Phelps Speaks At Doha GOALS Forum In Los Angeles

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 27 / 15

MICHAEL PHELPS , 22-time Olympic medalist, said that he is swimming better than he has in years as he prepares to make a comeback to the sport and compete in the 2016 Rio Games. “I don’t remember feeling this happy around the water, consistently, probably since I was in high school,&rdq...

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