Hope Solo, Goalkeeper of the Women’s National Soccer Team has received a Public Warning from USADA after testing positive for a banned substance.
Solo tested positive for Canrenone, a substance banned in USADA rules on June 15th prior to an exhibition game with Sweden. She said she was taking a prescibed medication that contained the substance and immediately stopped taking it when she heard from them.
“I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic,” Solo said in a statement. “Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and that the medication did not enhance my performance in any way.”
She also said “As someone who believes in clean sport, I am glad to have worked with USADA to resolve this matter and I look forward to representing my country at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.”
Solo is still eligible for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games for the Women’s National Team.
From USADA’s website: “USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs”
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