Hope Solo Tested Positive For A Banned Substance

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Soccer goalie Hope Solo tested positive for Canrenone, a substance prohibited under both the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), according to the USADA.Solo has accepted a “public warning” for the failed test, but says it is in a medication prescribed to her by her doctor:

“I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic. 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,” said Hope Solo. “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.”

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