Phelps would have to return his Olympic Medals of London 2012
United States, August 18, 2012
Michael Phelps, the record man next to Usain Bolt in the Olympics, posed for Louis Vuitton after the competition ended. But these pictures could lead to problems as he would be breaking one of the rules of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
His 22 career medals could become less if he has to return the ones won in London 2012. The IOC rule No. 40 argues that “no athlete can perform marketing campaigns unrelated to the games for the duration of these, or for a specified time after the end.”
This would imply that the most successful swimmer in history would have to return the four gold medals and two silvers won in London, so he would have 16 gold and 2 silver.
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