The World: New York - Olympian Phelps to star in Subway ad campaign

Michael Phelps, the US swimmer who has won a record 14 Olympic gold medals, is to appear in a new ad campaign for Subway.

The 24-year-old hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in February after images of him smoking a bong appeared in the News of the World.

Phelps was subsequently dropped by Kellogg as one of its brand spokesmen; however, other brands, such as Visa and Speedo, stood by him. And Subway has now also confirmed that Phelps will continue as a sponsor, by featuring him in a new campaign timed to coincide with the USA Swimming National Championships.