September 18, 2014
Michael Phelps will swim in a meet in Charlotte in May, ending his three-month suspension for being photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
Meet officials announced Tuesday that the Olympic great has
committed to the Charlotte UltraSwim on May 14-17.
The Grand Prix event will be the first major meet for which
Phelps is eligible. It will be his first tuneup before July's world
championships in Rome.
Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. A
British tabloid published a photograph showing him with a marijuana
pipe at a party in November at the University of South Carolina. He
was suspended by USA Swimming.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.