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Phelps, gymnasts to present at MTV VMAs

A view of the stage is seen at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Press Junket at Madison Square Garden on Aug 25, in New York City. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on Aug 28, at the Madison Square Garden in New York. (AFP)
A view of the stage is seen at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Press Junket at Madison Square Garden on Aug 25, in New York City. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on Aug 28, at the Madison Square Garden in New York. (AFP)

NEW YORK, Aug 26, (AP): Recent Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and the Final Five are heading to the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV said Thursday that Phelps, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian will present awards at Sunday’s show in New York City.

Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Puff Daddy will also present awards, while attendees at Madison Square Garden will include Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, DNCE, Desiigner and Troye Sivan.

Britney Spears, Rihanna, Future, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and the Chainsmokers will perform during the live show.

Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11, followed by Adele with eight nominations. Adele won’t attend the show; a representative for Beyonce didn’t immediately say if the singer would attend.

Beyonce, Adele, West, Justin Bieber and Drake will compete for video of the year.

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