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Oprah Winfrey to Host Olympics Gold Medalists on Her Talk Show

August 30, 2008 04:58:22 GMT

Michael Phelps is one of the many Olympics athletes who's invited into "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for its 23rd season, which is premiered on September 8.


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Everyone is catching the fever of the Olympic Games and Oprah Winfrey is no exception. With the United States bringing home a total of 36 gold medals, the talk show queen is planning to celebrate the achievement in style. She's inviting the sports event's gold medalists into her show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show", for the premiere of its 23rd season.

Michael Phelps, who has become talk of the town for winning 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most by any Olympian, is one of the athletes who's set to appear on the show. He will be joined by the likes of Nastia Liukin, Kobe Bryant and 150 other U.S. Olympic team members.

According to reports, Oprah is planning to tape the show next Wednesday, September 3 in Chicago's Millennium Park. It is said that her company, Harpo Productions, calls the episode a "welcome-home celebration." As for the 23rd season premiere of Oprah's talk show, it will be aired on September 8.

Phelps, a big winner during the 2008 Olympics, made an appearance at the Orlando theme park Friday morning, August 29 to celebrate his record-breaking eight gold medals from the Beijing Games. During the day, he was seen waving to the crowd during a parade at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He rode through the Magic Kingdom with Mickey Mouse as part of the "America's Homecoming Parade" at the park.

© AceShowbiz.com




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