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Gov. Hogan hopes to host celebration of the many Maryland Olympians

Gov. Hogan hopes to host celebration of the many Maryland Olympians.

Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday that he hopes to host a celebration of Maryland's Olympic athletes.

Speaking to reporters after the annual Maryland Association of Counties conference in Ocean City, Hogan boasted of the strong showing by Maryland residents at this year's games in Brazil.

Two dozen athletes competing in the 2016 Olympics this August in 14 different sports have ties to Maryland. The U.S. has won more than 110 gold, silver and bronze medals in Rio.

Matt Centrowitz, an Annapolis native who graduated from Broadneck High School, on Saturday won the gold medal in the 1,500-meter race. Angel McCoughtry of Baltimore was part of the the women's basketball team that won gold after defeating Spain on Saturday.

After the 2012 London Olympics, Maryland feted Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and other local Olympians at the Inner Harbor, hailing them with a blast from the Constellation and giving them the keys to the city.

Baltimore native Phelps has won five gold medals and one silver in Rio, and Ledecky, who grew up in Bethesda, is bringing home four gold medals and a silver.

Hogan did not have further details about celebration this year.

Reporter Michael Dresser contributed reporting

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