July 10, 2012 08:12 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Dancing with the Stars alum Hope Solo has been taking a little heat U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. In June, the soccer star tested positive for Canrenone, a banned substance. Testing positive for a banned substance is a serious offense, but those who have suffered menstrual cramps will definitely be able to sympathize with Hope’s plight. Keep reading for the details!
Let’s ‘hope’ that Hope Solo didn’t take any performance enhancing drugs during her time on Dancing with the Stars, for, if she did, they certainly didn’t do much to improve the soccer star’s dance technique. Hope Solo was, however, definitely taking a banned substance when she tested positive for Canrenone in June.
Fortunately, soccer fans do not need to turn against their favorite goalie, for it looks like Solo made an honest mistake. She later explained, “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.”
The big question now is, will Hope Solo still be able to compete at the 2012 Olympics in London? It looks like the USADA is letting it slide this time, for they have let Solo off with a warning instead of a suspension. Solo (and her fans) can breathe a sigh of relief. She certainly made the right choice be taking a proactive approach in her dealings with the USADA. “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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