Found November 14, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
PLAYERS: Michael Phelps
After the London Olympics in 2012, Michael Phelps claimed he was done with swimming. He retired and said he was excited to focus on the next chapter of his life. Well, just over a year later, Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, a signal that he is planning a comeback. Phelps told The Associated Press on Thursday that “nothing is set in stone,” but he’s clearly working to get back in shape. He has dropped 15 pounds and has been working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Phelps had the following to say: “If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I’ll compete. If I don’t, I guess I’ll retire. Just don’t compare me to Brett Favre.” The U.S. Anto-Doping Agency claims Phelps underwent two doping tests during the testing period ending on September 30 (referred to as the third quarter). Phelps’ former coach and close friend Bob Bowman said the swimmer re-entered the testing program in the second quarter, but wasn’t tested until the third. The ...

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Phelps back in anti-doping program

Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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