As China battles Omicron, more than 20 million people are in strict lockdown across the country. This couldnâ€™t come at a worse time for Beijing, as the worldâ€™s elite athletes descend for the Winter Olympics. On top of this, the U.S. is leading a diplomatic boycott over Chinaâ€™s abuse of its Muslim minority, the Uyghurs. These issues contribute to the already immense pressure on the athletes — a type of stress Michael Phelps knows only too well. The American swimmer is the most decorated Olympian ever, with 28 medals â€“ 23 of them gold. He speaks frankly with Christiane about the 2022 Winter Games and his struggles with mental health.
Originally aired on January 13, 2021.
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