Michael Phelps attended the third hockey game of his life Saturday and left with a custom-made Washington Capitals jersey autographed by Alex Ovechkin.
The jersey had Phelps’ last name on the back and the number 22, same as his record amount of Olympic medals.
“Twenty two is a good number,” Phelps said upon receiving it from Ovechkin.
Ovechkin was then handed a Sharpie by a man in a suit.
“I don’t think he [Phelps] wants my signature,” said Ovechkin, who has zero medals in two Olympics but owns three Hart Trophies and leads the NHL in goals this season.
“No, I want you to sign it,” Phelps responded. “I would love you to sign it.”
This was followed by Speedo jokes and Phelps telling two other Capitals players of his hockey game experiences — one University of Michigan game (when he attended Michigan), the 2010 Olympic gold-medal game and that Capitals-Devils game on Saturday night.
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British Paralympic champion Josef Craig was disqualified from a race because he didn’t cover up an Olympic rings tattoo on his chest at the IPC European Championships on Sunday.
Craig, 19, was disqualified because of an International Paralympic Committee swimming rule that states, “body advertisements are not allowed in any way whatsoever (this includes tattoos and symbols).”
Craig, who did not have the tattoo when he took gold at London 2012, has since competed at the European Championships with the Olympic rings tattoo covered.
If people attend the Paralympics, which are held weeks after the Olympics at the same venues, they will very often see the Paralympic Agitos logo where the Olympic logo once appeared.
It is visual proof that the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee are separate entities.
At the London Paralympics, American Rudy Garcia-Tolson earned silver in a 200m individual medley with an Olympic rings tattoo visible near his left shoulder-blade.
An IPC spokesperson said the rule pertaining to the Paralympics — which covers all sports — was new going into 2012 and will be fully enforced for the first time in Rio.
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Missy Franklin broke into tears reading a letter to her parents in a mock press conference in a spot for Minute Maid, one of the four-time Olympic champion’s sponsors since turning professional a year ago.
It was filmed in April near her home in Denver.
Franklin has split time training and competing and working with companies including GoPro, Laureus, Minute Maid, Speedo, United Airlines, Visa and Wheaties.
Franklin has said the sponsor commitments will curtail in the middle of May, when she starts a blackout period to focus on training for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which are June 26-July 3 in Omaha and air on NBC Sports.
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