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updated 8/25/2008 5:56:40 PM ET 2008-08-25T21:56:40

The Queen of Talk Shows is reportedly trying to round up all the American gold medalists for a special edition of the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the New York Post reports.

The United States won a total of 36 gold medals.

Agents for several athletes confirmed that the show’s producers had contacted them about an appearance with a possible air date of Sept. 11.

Olympian Ronda Rousey, the only American to ever win a medal in judo, also seemingly confirmed the story when she wrote on her blog over the weekend, saying, “I am going to be on Oprah September 11th on some Olympic medalists special.”

If Oprah does manage to gather all of the gold medalists for her show, she’ll need to make room for more than just 36 athletes. Some of the medals were won in team sports such as basketball (which is made up of 12 players), and each player is awarded a medal, but those wins each count as only one gold medal.

According to the Post, a spokesman for Oprah said Sunday that the show “is not confirmed.”

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