Phelps gets the flag

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The most decorated athlete in Olympic history will carry the United States flag during the opening ceremony for the Rio Games.

Michael Phelps was selected in a vote by members of the U.S. Olympic team.

The decision was announced this morning.

Phelps was a logical choice heading into his fifth Summer Games.

He has won 18 golds and 22 medals overall, far more than any other athlete.

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