Hope Solo

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

E News from London blog tile

This can't be good.

According to the United States Anti-Doping Agency, U.S. soccer star and Dancing With the Stars alum Hope Solo has tested positive for a prohibited drug during an out-of-competition urine sample done last month.

So what drug was it? And does this mean she's out of the 2012 Olympics?

The30-year-old athlete tested positive for Canrenone, a drug classified as a Specified Substance and prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) anti-doping rules, but don't worry—Solo accepted a public warning, and all is well again.

Apparently, Solo was taking a prescribed medication under the care of a physician, which contained Canrenone.

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

Whew! We didn't want to miss seeing this bod in action.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share