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2016 Summer Olympics

Retired swimming star Michael Phelps on a potential comeback: 'We'll see if I get that itch again'

Retired swimming star Michael Phelps on a potential comeback: 'We'll see if I get that itch again'

Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming.

Not yet anyway.

The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping .

But, in a tantalizing concession that he hasn't totally closed the door on another comeback, the Baltimore-raised Phelps told the Associated Press that it might be tough to stay away from the pool — especially if he attends the world championships in July in Budapest.

"The true test will be, if I do end up going over to the worlds this summer, do I have that itch...

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