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His first Olympics?

August 19, 2008

phelps-0819180.jpgFACTBOX: Michael Phelps v Mark Spitz

Phelps was 19 when he went to his first Olympics, the 2004 Games in Athens. He won six gold and two bronze medals.

Hi. Was reading the factbox on Michael Phelps vs Mark Spitz on reuters.com. It says Phelps’s first Olympics was Athens 2004. Wrong. He also swam as a 15-year-old at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, in the 200m butterfly.

R.K.

A number of readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

 REUTERS photo by Wolfgang Rattay

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