Michael Phelps Talks About His Final Olympics [VIDEO]

July 25, 2012 3:56 pm
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Ryan Seacrest has officially crossed the pond! The Today Show kicked off its 2012 Olympic coverage in London this morning, and Ryan made his correspondent debut as he interviewed Michael Phelps and the U.S. swim team.

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Ryan caught up with 14-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps, who shared his emotions on entering his final Olympic experience, his down time in the Village, and the possibility of becoming the most medaled Olympian in history.

On His Final Olympic Games:
“I think back over the last 20 years of what has happened with my career and it has been a lot of great memories. I think that’s one thing that I am looking forward to this week, having a lot of good memories, having a lot of good moments and hopefully finishing my career with some good swims.”

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On the Olympic Swimming Pool:
“There are a lot of stands up there. There will be a lot of people. It’s going to be cool. Hopefully we can have some loud cheering over here and hopefully that place will be rockin’.”

Not one to talk all sports and no play, Ryan got the details about life in the Olympic Village, which Michael revealed to be not as rowdy as recent reports may suggest–not yet at least. Phelps said that he spends his downtime “Pretty much just sitting around watching shows and movies,” such as shows such as The Wire and Breaking Bad.

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Phelps stated, “I think that a lot of things that I have done in my career haven’t really sunk in yet. I think that the more I move through my life those moments will sink in even more, and you know I have a job to finish here and that’s why I’m here, that’s why I’m setting out on Saturday to start my journey and hopefully it’s a good one.”

Seacrest also talked with Olympic veterans Natalie Coughlin, Brendan Hansen, and Dana Vollmer, who gave advice to rookie Olympians and shared what made London stand out from past Olympics.

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