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The Greatest: Phelps returns for another Olympic farewell

Michael Phelps is back for a sequel to his Olympic farewell.

This time, he insists, it really is goodbye.

After retiring and then un-retiring, Phelps will be in Rio as the first U.S. male swimmer to compete in five Olympics. He is already the most decorated athlete in the history of the games, with 18 golds and 22 medals overall, and at age 31 remains the biggest star in a sport that will also feature teen sensation Katie Ledecky and an increasingly diverse pool of potential champions from around the world.

Look for Phelps to add significantly to his medal total. He qualified for his three best individual events and will likely be part of all three men's relays on the...

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