Hope Solo Drug Test: U.S. Women’s Soccer Player Receives Warning From USADA
U.S. Women’s Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo has officially received a warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance Canrenone, reports The Associated Press.
The 30 year-old who tested positive for the banned substance on June 15th will still participate with the Olympic team as she has worked with the USADA to provide them with all of the necessary information to prove that this was an honest mistake.
“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.”
The soccer star insists that she has always been an advocate of clean sport and is thankful that she had the opportunity to have her case examined by the USADA to prove that she had no knowledge of the banned substance, reports Fox Sports.
“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,” she said.
After being denied her first World Cup title in last year’s loss to Japan, Solo and her teammates hope to prove that they have what it takes to be deemed the best women’s soccer team in the world as they travel to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.
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