But If Michael Phelps Is Retired for Real, Why Is He Training?

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via Huffington Post
via Huffington Post

Maybe it’s just wishful thinking. It would be exciting if the Pete’s-Grille-loving, Olympic-gold-medal-collecting, Baltimore-area native Michael Phelps were going to return to competitive swimming. Initially, Phelps said he wasn’t coming back. Come summer, he was more vague. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future,” he told The Associated Press. Less than a week ago, he was more definitive, telling a TV station in Maine, “I’m retired.”

But his coach Bob Bowman just told a French news agency that the greatest Olympian of all time is “doing sessions” at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. “I don’t know if that translates into a comeback,” he added.

Aw, c’mon. Just tell us what we want to here: he’s back; he’s gearing up for 2016; he’s going to re-tile his bathroom with gold medals.

The Baltimore Sun points out that if Phelps has his sights on the 2015 world swimming championships, he’d have to register for drug testing in November.



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