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Kudos to US Swimming on their statement about Michael Phelps:

Updated Statement from USA Swimming Regarding Michael  Phelps  (2/5/2009)

USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today, Feb. 5, 2009.

This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero.

Michael has  accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust.


February 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment