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Small Cities Begin Planning Homecomings for Their Local U.S. Olympians

August 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM | by | ()

As U.S. Olympians begin bringing home their medals this week, most are being greeted with a hero's welcome.

Last night, 15-year-od Olympic gold medalist swimmer and Bethesda, Maryland resident Katie Ledecky returned home from London to a crowd of fans and classmates at Dulles International Airport.

Tomorrow night, Rhode Island will welcome home North Kingstown native Elizabeth Beisel with a rally held at North Kingstown High School in her honor. The 19-year-old won two medals in London, a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley and a bronze medal in the 200-meter backstroke.

But without a doubt, the biggest welcome home event of them all is sure to be the bash Towson, Maryland is planning for its most famous resident, Michael Phelps. Now that Phelps has become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, Baltimore County official are already working on an appropriate homecoming. But, there's just one problem, they have to wait for Phelps' public relations team to give them the OK.

The London 2012 Olympics will officially come to a close on Sunday, August 12.

[Photo: NBCNews]

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