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Michael Phelps could get special invite to world championships
Michael Phelps could get special invite to world championships

International swimming officials might offer Michael Phelps the equivalent of an at-large invitation to the world championships this summer. The 18-time Olympic champion has just finished a six-month suspension for a DUI arrest. As part of his punishment, U.S. officials have left him off their roster for the world championships in Russia in August. But on Thursday, the executive director of FINA, the sport's governing body, told the Associated Press that it would be "no problem" to offer Phelps an extra spot. "We may give him another status because he's the greatest athlete [in] history," Cornel Marculescu said. "We can do whatever. He is the No. 1....

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