Phelps to Swim at Meet in Charlotte

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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.


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