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Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics
Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics

An emotional and rejuvenated Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed — he’ll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Phelps made his Olympic intentions plain the day before his return to competition after a six-month suspension for drunk driving. He’ll swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Mesa Arena Pro Swim Series meet on Thursday. His presence promises a festive atmosphere here and greater attention for the sport as eyes turn toward the 2016 Olympics. “I’m really excited,” fellow Olympic gold medalist Breeja Larson said of Phelps’ Rio announcement. “I...

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