In an unprecedented move Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond was woken from a pre-competition nap to do a doping test at Sochi.
While unannounced drug tests are common, the circumstances surrounding this particular urine exam was anything but.
Kaetlyn Osmond said she had put her “Do Not Disturb” sign outside her door…to not be distrubed, but that didn’t seem to mean anything to International Olympic Committee members conducting the testing. They tapped on her door anyway.
The 18-year-old Canadian was scheduled to perform on Saturday night in the team competition and was trying to catch some sleep after an early morning practice, when the knock on the door came.
What is unusual about the way in which Kaetlyn Osmond was taken to the testing area is that she was performing later that day and in general, there haven’t been such testing done on days in which the athlete is to compete.
Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada high performance director, said he had never seen an athlete get tested on the day of competition in any event at the Olympics.
Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the favorites to medal in the individual figure skating competition at Sochi, took the exam in a positive way and skated a clean program that night.
Slipchuk said seven of the 17 Canadian skaters have been tested in Sochi already, including pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Dylan Moscovitch, who were nabbed for testing the night their flight landed in Sochi. He is unsure how many athletes from other delegations have been tested.
Kaetlyn Osmond helped the Canadian team earn a silver medal in the team competition on Sunday when she took the ice in the individual portion of the team competition — a new event in figure skating at the Olympics.
Osmond scored 110.73 in the long program. Her presentation began strong, but she experienced a fall in the middle of her skate.
The Canadian skater placed fifth in her inaugural Olympic skate on Saturday, qualifying her for the second round of the team competition for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
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— CDN Olympic Team (@CDNOlympicTeam) February 9, 2014
Kaetlyn Osmond just had her second Olympic skate and was incredible! With a score of 110.73 she has a chance at gold! pic.twitter.com/GAJCpr5JKD
— OZFM (@CHOZFM) February 9, 2014
Kaetlyn Osmond is starting the free skate off beautifully! pic.twitter.com/CVEyIS5AH4
— Kimberley Amirault (@DrKAmirault) February 9, 2014
Kaetlyn Osmond will go to Germany to train for the individual competition which starts on February 19 and 20.