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Hope Solo issued public warning for positive drug test, still eligible for Olympics

Hope Solo

United States women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been issued a public warning by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for the banned substance Canrenone. Solo is still eligible for the Olympics and will only receive a warning for the infraction after USADA determined the positive test to be an honest mistake.

“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,” Solo said in a statement. “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.”

Canrenone is a diuretic and a prohibited substance according to both USADA and FIFA. The positive drug test came on June 15, one day before the U.S. beat Sweden 3-1 in Halmstad, Sweden.


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