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    Michael Phelps Calls for Reform at Anti-Doping Hearing

    He’s done keeping his head down. The retired swimmer, who largely avoided speaking on the subject while active, made his strongest call yet for a revamped and independent anti-doping enforcement system. Speaking before a congressional subcommittee, a frustrated Phelps said that athletes who stay clean can’t be sure the playing field is level when competitors previously busted for performance enhancers are later allowed back into competition. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, warned that without better oversight the system will continue “crushing” young athletes.

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