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May 18, 2013 12:19 AM by Jordan Mason

Report: Michael Phelps planning comeback

The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Peter Busch, whose father Frank oversees the American program, is a news anchor at WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla. A brief story from the younger Busch posted on the station's Web site Friday evening says Phelps is plotting his return to the pool and hopes to compete at the next Olympics.

Phelps has said repeatedly his swimming career is over winning 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall, more than any other Olympian. He retired at the age of 27 immediately after last summer's London Olympics.

Phelps went on Twitter to downplay the report, but he didn't specifically deny it either.

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