Even A ‘No’ Is An Olympic Moment When It’s Said By Michael Phelps

An only-at-the-Olympics tale:

As American swimmer Michael Phelps left a news conference at the Olympic Aquatic Center on Saturday, a photographer rushed up and asked, “Can I get one more photo?”

Phelps continued walking through a doorway, not stopping or turning back, cradling a silver trophy honoring him as the greatest Olympian of all time. But before the door shut behind him, after one of the last news conferences of his career, Phelps had a one-word answer.

“No,” he shouted, emphatically.

The photographer turned to me smiling.

“Michael Phelps just talked to me!” he said. “He talked to ME!”

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