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US Women's Soccer Goalie Hope Solo Tests Positive for Banned Substance

US Women's Soccer Goalie Hope Solo Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Olympian Hope Solo has been issued a public warning in the wake of a positive test result for the diuretic, Canrenone, a banned substance, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Solo accepted the warning, but claims that the test results, obtained during a June 15 urine sample, were purely accidental.

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Olympian Hope Solo has been issued a public warning in the wake of a positive test result for the diuretic, Canrenone, a banned substance, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Solo accepted the warning, but claims that the test results, obtained during a June 15 urine sample, were purely accidental, according to NBC Olympics.com. 

"I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic," she said in a statement through U.S. Soccer.  "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."

According to a statement on the NBC Olympic website, she will not be prohibited from competing in the Olympics in London, which begin for US Women’s soccer team on July 25th vs France. 

Solo is most recently recognized for her stint on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where she was booted as a semi-finalist and her provocative photos in ESPN’s 2011 Body Issue.

Image via Getty. 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.