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Michael Phelps signs his handprint. (Credit: Getty Images Photo)

Michael Phelps signs his handprint.

Michael Phelps on SNL and in NYC

Michael Phelps signs his handprint.
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Michael Phelps signs his handprint.

Michael Phelps is presented with a momento by
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Michael Phelps is presented with a momento by sculptor Xikun Yuan at the at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Michael Phelps signs a replica Olympic torch at
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Michael Phelps signs a replica Olympic torch at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China.

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Michael Phelps shakes hands with sculptor Xikun Yuan
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Michael Phelps shakes hands with sculptor Xikun Yuan at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice and Michael Phelps
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Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice and Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps and Grant Hackett
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Michael Phelps and Grant Hackett

Michael Phelps has the buffet at the Speedo
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Michael Phelps has the buffet at the Speedo Sports Club at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Michael Phelps, left, talks to Grant Hackett.
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Michael Phelps, left, talks to Grant Hackett.

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Michael Phelps, left, talks to Australian swimmer Grant
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Michael Phelps, left, talks to Australian swimmer Grant Hackett at the Speedo Sports Club at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Michael Phelps, center, at the Speedo Sports Club
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Michael Phelps, center, at the Speedo Sports Club at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
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14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

U.S. Olympic swimmers Katie Hoff, Michael Phelps and
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U.S. Olympic swimmers Katie Hoff, Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin at the Speedo Sports Club at the Jintai Art Museum in Beijing, China

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14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

Swimmer Michael Phelps, center, does an exercise with
(Credit: Seth Wenig, Associated Press)

Swimmer Michael Phelps, center, does an exercise with a swim class at a YMCA in New York, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps high-fives a swimmer at a
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Swimmer Michael Phelps high-fives a swimmer at a YMCA pool in New York, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.

Swimmer Michael Phelps, right, explains his technique to
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Swimmer Michael Phelps, right, explains his technique to a swim coach and his class at a YMCA in New York, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in
(Credit: Viorel Florescu, Newsday)

14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps participate in an event sponsored by VISA at YMCA on 14th St in Manhattan.

Michael Phelps signs autographs for fans at a
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Michael Phelps signs autographs for fans at a broadcast of "The Today Show" September 2, 2008 in New York City. Phelps was presented with a $1 million bonus check from Speedo for his record eight gold medals in swimming in the just-completed Beijing Olympics.

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Michael Phelps looks on at a broadcast of
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Michael Phelps looks on at a broadcast of "The Today Show" September 2, 2008 in New York City. Phelps was presented with a $1 million bonus check from Speedo for his record eight gold medals in swimming in the just-completed Beijing Olympics.

Host Matt Lauer (R), Michael Phelps (C) and
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Host Matt Lauer (R), Michael Phelps (C) and Warnaco CEO Joe Gromek share a laugh during a broadcast of "The Today Show" September 2, 2008 in New York City. Gromek presented Phelps with a $1 million bonus check from Speedo for his record eight gold medals in swimming in the just-completed Beijing Olympics.

Michael Phelps signs autographs for fans at a
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Michael Phelps signs autographs for fans at a broadcast of "The Today Show" September 2, 2008 in New York City. Phelps was presented with a $1 million bonus check from Speedo for his record eight gold medals in swimming in the just-completed Beijing Olympics.

It's been a good year for Michael Phelps.
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It's been a good year for Michael Phelps. First, his big wins at the Beijing Olympics. Then, last week, he is chosen as one of Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2008." Today, it was announced he is also one of GQ magazine's Men of the Year. He is also the cover boy for one of the magazine's four covers of that issue.

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, left, Natalie Coughlin,
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Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, left, Natalie Coughlin, ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in New York.

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Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, left, Natalie Coughlin,
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Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, left, Natalie Coughlin, and Ryan Lochte, right, ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Coughlin will compete on the next season of "Dancing With the Stars" starting Sept. 21, 2009. (Sept. 9, 2008)

In this photo provided by NBC, U.S. Olympic
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In this photo provided by NBC, U.S. Olympic star Michael Phelps, right, dances with actor Will Forte during "Saturday Night Live" Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in New York.