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The most decorated olympian of all time will carry the US flag at the Olympics opening ceremony

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Team USA is kicking off the 2016 Rio Olympics by bestowing the honored name of pennant bearer on the most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps.

The decision to allow the famed athlete to conduct Team USA into Rio’s Maracan Stadium during Friday’s opening ceremony is fitting since Rio is set to be Phelps’ final Olympic challenge.

In a interrogation Wednesday morning, Phelps told Today the honor is, “something I’m apparently looking forward to…There’s emphatically going to be a lot of emotions.”

Though it showed as though we investigated the last of the 18 -time gold medalist after the 2012 Olympics, the swimmer aimed his retirement back in April 2014 and announced he was training to compete in this year’s competitions. The 2016 Rio Olympics will mark Phelps’ fifth and likely final Games.

According to Today, Phelps will be the first swimmer since Gary Hall in 1976 to carry the U.S. flag during the opening ceremony.

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U.S. Olympic athletes use puppy superpower developed for Rio activities

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The upcoming Rio Olympics have been blighted by the specter of possible difficulty in the town, from pollution, to Zika virus, to security concerns, but nothing of that are important because, as usual, puppies fix everything.

At least that’s the letter the NBC Olympics social media squad transmitted the coming week where reference is posted a series of photos to Instagram and Facebook peculiarity your favorite Olympic athletes snuggling with the cutest puppies on the planet.

Included in the furry merriment are swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin, runner Allyson Felix, gymnasts Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, football player Carli Lloyd, tennis musician Venus Williams and many others.

The cute photo op the result of a recent People Magazine photo shoot that used puppies held in Southern California animal shelters and provided byGood Dog Animals, according to NBC’s Clear the Shelters arrangement. Clear the Shelters is NBC’s initiative pairing 40 of the company’s television channel with roughly 700 animal shelters in the U.S. to facilitate drive pet approval on Saturday.

Weve got the worlds best athletes with the cutest puppies! Link in bio for more adorable draws. #RoadToRio

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Aly Raisman adopted this puppy! #RoadToRio Click link in bio for more pics !

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Venus Williams with furry friend.

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You can check out the full gallery of athletes posing with puppies on the NBC Olympics site.

Now all this cute strength won’t help to protect the world-class athletes from the hopefully overblown concerns surrounding the Rio Olympics. But one good omen for the Rio Games: All the puppies in the photo shoot were later chosen, is in accordance with Good Dog Animals.

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