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Michael Phelps Bears The US Flag & Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima Lights The Cauldron During The 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony!

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Michael Phelps is representing the US in the pool AND in the Rio Opening Ceremony!

On Friday, the sports star helped ring in the 2016 Games with a pretty huge responsibility! The swimmer represented the States by bearing the American flag at the Maracanã Stadium.

Related: The 16 Hottest Athletes Competing In The 2016 Rio Olympics

The acclaimed athlete was chosen for the honor by a vote from Team USA!

But Brazilian athlete Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima had the most important job of all… lighting the ceremonial cauldron!


We seriously can't wait for the games!

To see Phelps and the US team, ch-ch-check out the clip (above)!

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