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Baltimore County, Ravens to honor Michael Phelps upon Olympian's return to hometown

But with the all-time most decorated Olympian's schedule uncertain, few plans are in place so far.

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Baltimore County officials will add another plaque to Phelps' collection at Olympian Park at the York Road traffic circle in Towson. Phelps, 31, was born in Baltimore and raised in nearby Rodgers Forge.

The park features the accolades of Phelps and other Baltimore County Olympians including swimmers Beth Botsford, Anita Nall-Richesson, Jessica Long and Katie Hoff and discus thrower Larry Tyrone Hughes.

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"We will be reaching out to Michael and his representatives to plan a fitting tribute to the most decorated Olympian in world history," said county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler. "Baltimore County, along with the whole state of Maryland, is extremely proud of him."

Baltimore officials have made no plans for a celebration, city spokesman Anthony McCarthy said, although he didn't write off the possibility of having one at some point.

The Baltimore Ravens — which stopped last week's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers to show Phelps' 200-meter individual medley win on the big screens at M&T Bank Stadium — will honor Phelps an upcoming regular season game, team spokesman Kevin Byrne said.

A spokesman for the Baltimore Orioles declined to comment on the record about whether the team has any plans to host him at an upcoming game.

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