Michael Phelps Not planning a comeback for the 2016 summer games
- Updated: May 20, 2013
Following Michael Phelps success at the 2012 London Olympics, the most decorated Olympian of all time, said that he was hanging up his Speedo and retiring from the sport at 27 years of age. A false rumor started circulating on Twitter that Phelps had a change of heart and planned on returning to the pool at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Peter Busch, the weeknight anchor for the NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida, Phelps has confirmed, via a tweet, that yes indeed he will be returning for the next summer Olympic games. This was a lie and Busch changed his story.
EXCLUSIVE: I have confirmed that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback. nbc-2.com/story/22286148…
— Peter Busch (@peterbuschTV) May 17, 2013
Why do I keep getting texts about coming back? Do ppl really believe everything they hear or read? There are … m.tmi.me/VVJFR
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) May 18, 2013
Stay Confident Pete, but it looks like the Speedos will be hanging in the closet.
Phelps just sent tweet insinuating that he’s not coming back, but I feel very confident with my info. Guess we’ll see.
— Peter Busch (@peterbuschTV) May 18, 2013