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Video: Michael Phelps answers questions about comeback speculation

Michael Phelps

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013 .(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)


Sporting a boot on his right foot, Michael Phelps returned to the scene of his first big splash in major international competition at the world championships in Barcelona.

Phelps, retired since the London Olympics, joined NBC for an interview aired during Sunday’s coverage. The question everybody wants to know is -- is he retired for good?

Phelps was asked about the speculation that he will come back, the reason for the boot and his memories from winning four gold medals and breaking five world records at worlds in Barcelona 10 years ago.

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