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Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month
Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month

Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016. Phelps will compete in the Arena Grand Prix, held in Mesa, Ariz., from April 24 to 26, USA Swimming announced Monday. It is his first competition since the London 2012 Games that brought his total medal count to 22, 18 of them gold. "The One has returned," swimming analyst Mel Stewart said, in what was typical of the delighted response to Phelps' decision. "He is Mr. Swimming." At 28, Phelps has already accumulated an unprecedented haul of...

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