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Phelps Will Return In May At Charlotte Ultraswim

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Phelps will swim in a meet in Charlotte in May, ending his three-month suspension for being photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe.

Meet officials announced Tuesday that the Olympic great has committed to the Charlotte UltraSwim on May 14-17.

The Grand Prix event will be the first major meet for which Phelps is eligible. It will be his first tuneup before July's world championships in Rome.

Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. A British tabloid published a photograph showing him with a marijuana pipe at a party in November at the University of South Carolina. He was suspended by USA Swimming.

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