Fittest loser
Article updated: 11/14/2013 5:49 PM

Phelps says he's keeping swimming options open

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FILE - In this March 2007, file photo, U.S. swimming star Michael Phelps, left, walks with his coach Bob Bowman during a training session at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Phelps is back in the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says Phelps was among the athletes who underwent doping tests in the third quarter, the period ending Sept. 30. He was tested twice. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

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Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. "If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I'll compete," Phelps said in an exclusive telephone interview from Minneapolis, where he is attending an Arena Grand Prix meet this weekend.
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