Phelps says Olympics can lift troubled sports world

Mar 10, 2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps, who is the most decorated Olympian of all time, recently expressed hope that this year’s Rio Olympics can help heal the sports world from its current bad press.

Phelps, who is hoping to add to his mind-boggling collection of 18 Olympic gold medals at the Rio Games, said the game will move people’s attention from the recent spate of negative sport headlines.

“The Olympic movement has always been uplifting. To have so many nations together in one small area competing for Olympic medals, it’s an amazing experience…there’s so much excitement around the Olympics that hopefully we can turn some of these negative stories into a positive with what’s going to happen this coming summer.”

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