Phelps could be reinstated for worlds – report

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NEW YORK: Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year’s World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus told the US-based sports television network’s website that he has had informal, preliminary conversations with Phelps about possibly competing in the world meet at Kazan, Russia, from July 24 to August 9. Phelps, 29, is currently serving a six-month suspension after a drink driving violation last September in Baltimore. His punishment was the ban, which ends early next month, and his agreeing not to compete at the worlds.

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