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Michael Phelps not to take part in Pan-American Games

Michael Phelps not to take part in Pan-American Games

Posted by Juan Gavasa on April 04, 2015

A spokesman for the US Swimming said that Phelps, who is the most decorated Olympian, is not a member of the 2015 world championships team, per the mutual decision of his withdrawal from the team last October.

US Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus had opened the door to a change of mind last month, when he said that while Phelps' readmission would be complicated, there were ways in which it could happen, Sport24 reported.

Phelps is also set to miss this year's Pan-American Games.

The US Swimming spokesman said that the team for Team USA at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto is set and Phelps is not on that team.

Phelps who has won 18 Olympic gold medals in his career, was suspended by US Swimming for six months after being arrested for drunk-driving and speeding in September last year. His suspension would expire on Monday, the report added.

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