Michael Phelps leads U.S. at Olympic Games opening ceremony

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Swimmer Michael Phelps will bear the U.S. flag during the opening ceremony at this year's Olympic Games in Rio.

Many would say it seems appropriate, considering Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22-career medals.

Phelps is only the second swimmer to lead the American delegation into the opening ceremony.

Even more of an honor, Phelps was chosen by his fellow Team USA members to carry the flag.

Way to go, Phelps! You're already making us proud.