We don't know how many medals the American swimmer Michael Phelps will get, but in style he already has the gold. The winner of 22 Olympic medals to date will be the bearer of his country's flag during the inauguration, and will wear a very special jacket, made especially for the occasion. According to Ralph Lauren, the brand that has made the garment, “inside the jacket pocket, Phelps will press a button. At that time, the electroluminescent panels on the front and back of the jacket will light up, and the United States team logo will glow [on the chest] and the word USA [on the back] will be seen by the entire world.”
His Olympic teammates chose Michael Phelps to be the flag bearer during the inauguration. "I am honored to have been chosen, proud to represent the United States and all that that stands for," said Phelps. “In Sydney, I just wanted to be part of the team. For Athens, I wanted to win a gold medal for my country. In Beijing, I wanted to achieve something that no one else had done. In London, I wanted to make history. And now, I want to walk into the inauguration, absorb everything, represent the United States in the best possible way, and make my family proud. This time, it is much more than medals.”
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