January 27, 2015
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.