Virginia Escapes four-Year Ban After Blaming False Test On Her Boyfriend
US Olympic boxer, Virginia Fuchs escapes four-year ban after blaming failed drug test on having sex with her boyfriend
A U.S. Olympic boxer has escaped a four-year ban after she failed a drug test and blamed her boyfriend on having sex.
Flyweight Virginia Fuchs, 32, escaped the ban after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) cleared it up.
She had reported positive tests in an out-of-competition urine sample for the banned etrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites on February 13th, USADA said in a statement.
The small quantities of letrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites found in her blood were consistent with recent sexually transmitted exposure to the substances,’ the USADA said.
The anti-doping body said that Fuchs’ partner used therapeutic doses of the two substances and that Fuchs bore no fault or negligence for the adverse finding and therefore would not be prohibited.
‘We strongly believe this case and others like it should be considered no violation, including meat contamination and cases of prescription medication contamination,’ said USADA chief Travis Tygart.
Fuchs missed out on qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics but is now looking to the delayed Tokyo Game next yearFuchs missed out on qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics but is now looking to the delayed Tokyo Game next year
She later took to Twitter
I’m relieved that once USADA completed an extensive investigation, they found that my case was unique and therefore gave me a No Fault ruling, allowing me to return to competition. This has been a huge lesson for me and now that is over, I’m for Tokyo”