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About Michael

Michael Phelps is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished athletes of all time. With more gold medals, world championships and world records than any other swimmer in history, Phelps used his $1MM performance bonus from Speedo to create the Michael Phelps Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthy and active lifestyles, especially for children.



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Now, thanks to Microsoft, athletes, coaches and families will have rapid access to useful information about their scores, times, personal bests, fitness and health. Special Olympics can use this capability to dramatically improve the lives of people in our Movement.  read more »

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