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Hope Solo tests positive for banned diuretic

Officials at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency have confirmed the 30-year-old goalkeeper tested positive for the diuretic Canrenone and she has accepted a public warning.

Solo insists she was prescribed medication by her personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes, adding, “I did not know it contained a diuretic.”

She adds, “Once informed of this fact, I immediately co-operated 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.”

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