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Lochte on TODAY: “I guarantee” Phelps will compete in 2020 Olympics (video)

Swimming - Olympics: Day 6

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Michael Phelps of the United States shakes hands with Ryan Lochte of the United States after winning the Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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If Ryan Lochte’s word is bond, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo could be out of this world.

The American swimmer, 32, says he hasn’t decided about his future but that his friendly rivalry with Team USA living legend Michael Phelps isn’t going anywhere.

Joining NBC’s Today on Friday morning, Lochte went as far as to “guarantee” Phelps will be competing in Tokyo at age 35.


Lochte said Friday on NBC’s “Today” that his rivalry with Phelps will “definitely” have another chapter at the Tokyo Games in 2020.

Lochte says: “I guarantee he will be there.”

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