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The Top 10 Moments in U.S. Olympic History

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Tie: Mark Spitz (Munich 1972) and Michael Phelps (Bejing 2008)


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In the cases of swimmers Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps, you can never have enough gold medals. At the Munich Olympics in 1972, Spitz (and his studly 'stache) would win a total of seven gold medals. Thirty-six years later, at the 2008 Bejing Games, Phelps (and his studly six pack) would top Spitz's mark, by earning a total of eight gold medals: 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100m freestyle relay, 4×200m freestyle relay and 4×100m medley relay.

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