But this will be the first time Phelps has participated in the opening ceremony, which can be a grueling experience in which the athletes spend hours on their feet. As a 15-year-old in Sydney, his handlers thought it best that he not participate even though he qualified in only one event for the 2000 Summer Games. At the last three Olympics, Phelps skipped the ceremony to rest up for his first event, the 400-meter individual medley, which was held the next day. With the 400 IM no longer part of his program, he was available to lead the team in Fridays ceremony. For Sydney, I just wanted to make the team. For Athens, I wanted to win gold for my country. For Beijing, I wanted to do something nobody else had done (breaking Mark Spitzs record with eight gold medals). In London, I wanted to make history, Phelps said. And now, he added, I want to walk in the opening ceremony, take it all in, represent America in the best possible way and make my family proud. Phelps will compete in three individual events at Rio and could be a member of all three relay teams, giving him a good chance to take his already-staggering medal haul even higher. Michael PhelpsPhoto: AP But the 31-year-old Phelps, who retired from swimming after the London Games but quickly reversed that decision, has continually stressed that his desire to compete in another Olympics and he insists this really will be the final one has little to do with collecting more gold.
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