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Hope Solo Failed A Drug Test, Will Still Play In Olympics


Hope Solo, America’s favorite women’s soccer player, failed a drug test. She tested positive for Canrenone, a drug sometimes used to flush the system of PED evidence. However, Solo says that it was an ingredient in her prescribed pre-menstrual medication, and she didn’t realize it.

The US Soccer Federation buys her claim, and she’s merely receiving a public warning. She’ll still participate in the Olympics.

“U.S. Soccer received notification from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that Hope Solo tested positive for a banned substance from an out-of competition urine sample she provided on June 15. After discussions with Hope, we fully support her clarification that the positive test for Canrenone was due to the use of a prescribed medication from a personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes and not related to performance enhancement in any way.”

Within minutes, Twitter coined the “Dope Solo” nickname. But although we can’t know for sure if she’s telling the truth, her excuse seems legitimate. Swooners will be able to swoon on while she tends goal in London.

[Deadspin]



  • Clbm53

    OK, was it premenopausal or premenstral? two totally different things.  Get your facts straight.  Even if you are a sports writer, you have a duty to get the straight “dope”. 

  • Offyfan

    It is a tragic situation that athletes the world over have become dope addicts, just because of the
    money. When the Olympics were run by the tyrant Avery Brundage, there was no doping. Like
    intercollegiate sports and pro sports,  dope rules.  I am tired of hearing:”It was an honest mistake”.
    I didn’t know I was taking a diuretic, truly!  Boy, I know when I’m taking one!  Gimme a break.

  • Arkbri2

    the reporting in this article is 100 % accurate,,in this case the correct term is pre-menstrual medication (i.e. relief from symptoms due to a woman’s monthly cycle) as stated and the author had his facts straight.

  • Clbm53

    They changed the term, apparently later, but it did say premenopausal the first time when I read it.


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