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U.S. goalie Solo tests positive, warned

July 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM   |   Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. women's soccer national team goaltender Hope Solo has been warned followed a positive doping test, officials announced Monday.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Solo will still be able to compete in this month's 2012 Olympic Games in London despite the infraction.

The agency said the 30-year-old goalkeeper tested positive for the prohibited performance-enhancing substance Canrenone during an out-of-competition test conducted June 15.

Solo said the result was due to prescription medication she was taking.

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

Canrenone is classified as a "specified" substance under international rules, meaning its use can carry a reduced sanction.

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