Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes from Maryland will be honored at a celebration Monday afternoon at the Inner Harbor, after which the swimmer will be named an honorary captain of the Ravens at the team’s season opener.
Gov. Martin O’Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will speak at a roughly hourlong celebration at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Light and Pratt streets that will start at 4 p.m.
Phelps, who became the most decorated Olympian of all time in London, his fourth and final Games, will speak as well. The Rodgers Forge native, who now lives in the city, won six medals in London, bringing his total to 22. A big Ravens fan, Phelps will be introduced along with the football team as an honorary captain before the first game of the regular season, against the Cincinnati Bengals. from the sun