Phelps Prepares for Rio Olympics

2016 will be swimmer's last Games

Nov 10, 2015
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Phelps received a six-month ban from USA Swimming-sanctioned events in October 2014.    Maryland GovPics/Flickr

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps completed rehab and is preparing to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics, Sports Illustrated reported on Monday. The 18-time gold medal winner told Sports Illustrated that he's training clean and, at 30 years old, is leaner now than he's ever been.

In 2014, Phelps was arrested for drunk driving and spent six weeks at Arizona treatment center the Meadows. He was suspended for six months by USA Swimming and began competing again last April when he swam in the Arena Pro Swim Series

He's preparing for the 2016 Olympics, which will be his last, by swimming 50,000 to 60,000 meters per week, Phelps told Sports Illustrated. "You're going to see a different me than you saw in any of the other Olympics."

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