Phelps vows to not touch alcohol leading up to 2016 Games

Now that we’ve reached the one-year mark until the 2016 Summer Olympics, it’s the perfect time to start obsessing over all of our favorite ahtletes.

Of course Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is already makin headlines with his proclamation to not have alcohol in the days leading up to the games in Rio.

NBCSports reported the Olympic swimmer’s dialogue with the Associated Press, in which discusses not having a drink since his DUI back on September 30:

“Before I even went to court, I said to myself that I’m not going to drink until after Rio — if I ever drink again… That was a decision I made for myself. I’m being honest with myself. Going into 2008 and 2012, I didn’t do that. I didn’t say I was going to take a year off from drinking and not have a drink.”

Phelps, 30, reportedly spent 45 days in a treatment facility in Arizona and enrolled Alcoholics Anonymous, per the AP. As part of his DUI punishment, he had to withdraw from the World Championship team which is competing in the FINA World Championships running August 2-August 9. Phelps himself is currently prepping for the U.S. Nationals in San Antonio.

The 2016 Games in Rio are believed to be Phelps’ final Olympics.

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Jon Stewart once sent soccer team to the NCAA tournament
Jon Stewart once sent soccer team to the NCAA tournament