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Phelps may swim eight events

Updated: August 4, 2004, 11:49 AM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

Michael Phelps might get his shot at eight gold medals after all.

Days after telling his team Phelps would be left off the 4x100 freestyle relay in Athens if his teammates swam fast enough in prelims, U.S. coach Eddie Reese has apparently changed his mind.

Gary Hall Sr. -- father of relay team member Gary Hall Jr. -- told SwimInfo and ESPN The Magazine that Reese has informed the team that Phelps will swim in the relay final no matter what.

"According to Gary, Eddie's going to ...

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