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Michael Phelps and Other U.S. Olympians Meet The Press in Dallas



    Road To London Comes Through DFW
    Michael Phelps of the United States on his way to winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Hundreds of athletes, Olympic hopefuls are in North Texas, for the U.S. Olympic Media Summit.

    This is an opportunity to get to talk to all of them before they continue training with their sights set on London this summer.

    Athletes like Mary Killman, who grew up in McKinney. She plans to take part in the synchronized swimming competition.

    On Sunday, the center stage went to 14-time Olympic Gold medalist, Michael Phelps. He's fresh off a competition in North Carolina on Saturday and now heads to Colorado Springs to do altitude training.

    "I keep saying I look forwards to going to Colorado Springs, but really I can't stand it." Phelps said. "Nothing about the city it's just I like leaving."

    While he joked about training, he thought about what could happen this summer.

    "Having the privilege of standing on top of the pedestal hearing the 'Star Spangled Banner' wearing stars and stripes is coolest thing in the world," said Phelps.

    Other hopefuls like, 200 Meter dash sprinter, Wallace Spearmon is training right here in North Texas. He told reporters, compared to other cities he's trained in, he enjoys Dallas.

    "I actually have somewhat, not too much of a social life, but if I choose to it's nice knowing it's here, training in Dallas."