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SI To Pay Tribute To Michael Phelps At Sportsperson Of The Year Event

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

SI today said it will include a special tribute to swimmer Michael Phelps during this Monday’s Sportsperson of the Year event at Barclays Center. The tribute will celebrate Phelps’ status as the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 23 Gold Medals, three Silver Medals and two...

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