2 Feb 2009

USA Swimming and US Olympic Committee disappointed in Phelps

7:17 pm on 2 February 2009

USA Swimming says it's disappointed by Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps' admission that he smoked cannabis at a party at the University of South Carolina.

Phelps confessed he had engaged in regrettable behaviour and demonstrated bad judgment after a photo was published that appeared to show him smoking the drug.

The US Olympic Committee also expressed disappointment in the swimmer saying Olympic champions are role models looked up to by people of all ages, especially young athletes who have their own aspirations and dreams.

The News of the World claimed Phelps was at the party visiting Jordan Matthews, a female student at the university who he is supposedly dating.