Michael Phelps Returning For 2016 Olympics? Swimmer Denies Rumors

Dan Evon

Michael Phelps will be returning to the pool in an effort to compete at the 2016 Olympics. Well, maybe.

A news report published by WBBH, an NBC affiliate, claims that Phelps has started training to get himself in shape for the 2016 Olympic games.

Phelps retired after becoming the most decorated athlete in Olympic history but many people believe that the 27-year-old swimmer could add a few more medals to his collection before all is said and done.

The report from WBBH reads: "The greatest Olympian of all time isn't hanging up his swimsuit, after all."

But before you get too excited about the greatest athlete of all time returning to the pool, check out this Tweet from Michael Phelps.

Phelps writes: "Why do I keep getting texts about coming back? Do (people) really believe everything they hear or read? There are (too) many (people) in the world that think they have a `story.'"

Now, Phelps didn't exactly say that the rumor was false but he does seem to be referring to the WBBH story. Do you think Michael Phelps will return to the pool for the 2016 Olympics?

Anchor Peter Busch, who wrote the story, said: "(I am) very confident with my info. Guess we'll see."

— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) May 18, 2013

Phelps said: "I'm done. I'm done … I look back at all I've got and I can truly say I've done everything I've wanted."