Phelps noncommittal about Olympic return

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Phelps noncommittal about Olympic return

Michael Phelps has been working out with his former coach, but there is no word yet on a return to swimming for the Rio Olympics.

Bob Bowman said on Sunday that Phelps has been taking part in workouts with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. He’s not yet committed to the sort of grueling program that would be needed if he decided to return to competition.

In fact, Phelps attended an NBA preseason game in China on Friday, visiting a country where he has extensive endorsement deals and remains extremely popular. Phelps and Bowman remain close friends and business partners.

Initially adamant he would never compete again, Phelps softened his stance after reports began swirling of an imminent comeback.

He said during the world championships in Barcelona, “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.” AP
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