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Michael Phelps Comes Out of Retirement as First Step for 2016 Rio Olympics Bid!

Michael Phelps Comes Out of Retirement as First Step for 2016 Rio Olympics Bid!

Any swimmers hoping to win medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics better not get their hopes up as Michael Phelps has announced he is coming out of retirement!

The 28-year-old athlete is a 22-time Olympic medalist and he has set his first competition since the 2012 London Olympics for later this month at a meet in Mesa, Ariz.

“I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” Michael‘s longtime coach Bob Bowman told the Associated Press. “I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback.”

Michael started training again back in the fall and reentered the U.S. drug testing program. It is mandatory to wait six months before being eligible for competition.

While there it is not definite that Michael will continue with the sport all the way through to the Olympics in two years, we sure hope he does!

“I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent on the radar,” his coach said. “After Mesa, we’re going to sit down and talk about it.”

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  • whew

    Comes out? Glad he’s not gay.

  • david

    i prefer him over pompous lochte trying to take all the medals like he intends to for rio so good on michael for competing again. athletes don’t have a very long shelf life but i still think michael can score medals, it doesn’t have to be gold, he’s already proven that he’s a legend in his field.