Photo: Olympic reception

Fourteen-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Michael Phelps, left, receives a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd before the U-M vs. Wisconsin football game at Michigan Stadium. Phelps is accompanied by other Michigan swimming figures including, from left, former men's swimming coach Bob Bowman, Olympic gold medalist and former U-M swimmer Peter Vanderkaay, former men's swimming coach Jon Urbanchek, first-year men's head swimming coach Bob Bottom, Israeli Olympian Alon Mandel and Jamaican Olympian Natasha Moodie. Prior to the Sept. 27 football game, all U-M participants in the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic games were honored. Additional athletes and coaches who took part in the games include: Scott Spann and Andrew Hurd, men's swimming; Valeria Silva, women's swimming; Ellen Tomek, Heather Mandoli, Janine Hanson, Brett Sickler, Lisa Hass, women's rowing; Clayton Richard, baseball; Stann Waithe, Nate Brannen, Kevin Sullivan, Nick Willis, Scott Macdonald and Jerome Singleton, men's track and field; Anna Willard and Nicole Forrester, women's track and field; Betsey Armstrong, water polo; Andy Hrovat and Steve Fraser, wrestling. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)