The Medal Stand After Dark: Debbie Phelps wants to go to Rome

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Michael Phelps is not retiring from swimming for at least another year. His mom wants to go to Rome and if he swims in the World Championships there next year, she will have an excuse to go. [L.A. Times]

Is a YouTube video going to help a Canadian shot-putter get a medal? [The Canadian Press]

Usain Bolt could have run even faster. [Arizona Republic]

This TV critic thinks NBC focused too much on Phelps. [Denver Post]

There are almost 75,000 volunteers at the Olympics. [Xinhua]

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