Michael Phelps has not been named a member of the team representing the United States at this year's World Championships or the Pan-American Games.
The Australian Associated Press has quoted a spokesperson for USA Swimming, the body governing the sport in the United States, as saying he will not join its team to Kazan, Russia for the Worlds or Toronto for the Pan-Americans.
Last year, Phelps was suspended from the team and removed from the Worlds roster after his second drunk-driving offense. However, some thought the 29 year old might be reinstated anyway. Even USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus said it might happen.
That door may have been closed, but Phelps is doing just fine. ESPN just named him No. 9 in its list of top 20 athletes in the last two decades. And a projection system has already predicted the most-decorated Olympic athlete will win two more golds at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero.
Phelps' suspension ends April 6. The swimmer has said he will compete in the Arena Pro Swim Series April 15-18 in Mesa, Ariz. Read More