October 24, 2020

America’s next Olympic star? Could be one of many


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin. Jordyn Weiber. Ryan Lochte.

Any of those athletes could be the defining face of the U.S. Olympic team in the run-up to the London Games. So far, though, none stands alone as “The One To Watch” — at least not according to people who make a living out of watching the Olympics.

The Associated Press sent emails to sports agents, executives and others with strong Olympic ties, asking them who America’s face of the Olympics would be as the games approach.

Phelps got the most votes with four, followed by Franklin with three, then Weiber (gymnastics) and Lochte (swimming) with two apiece. The rest of the 16 responses were spread among five athletes.

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