OLYMPIC HOPEFUL LADY BOXER TESTS POSITIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES FROM HAVING SEX
So her name is Ginny Fuchs. She’s a lady and a boxer. She’s also an Olympic hopeful who hopes to medal for the United States. But her dream and commitment almost came to naught. Why? She tested positive for a banned substance. The problem? She never violated any rules. Or took anything that would give her an unfair advantage over the competition. So how did she test positive? Did she eat something that did it? Or did she take something by accident? No and no. What she did do was have sex. That’s it. That’s all it took for her system to have a banned substance.
INVESTIGATORS CLEARED HER FROM SEX DELIVERED BANNED SUBSTANCES, SO OLYMPICS ARE A GO
So what happened? Ginny tested positive in February for no less than two sporting no-no’s last February. The two are on a long list of such banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA. Ginn said, “I was in complete shock. I had no idea where [the banned substances] had come from, knowing I had never ingested anything.” Kind of crazy stuff, right? If the agency had banned her, it would have been for 4 years. She would have missed the Olympics entirely and been 36 years old when she could compete again.
BANNED SUBSTANCES OR NOT, WE ALL HAVE A LONG TIME TO WAIT FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS
As she barely didn’t make it to the qualifying event for Rio in 2016, this would have been devastating. But fortunately for her, and us, investigators found that she did nothing to cheat and she avoided being banned. She continued, “I am very relieved that USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) saw that my case was very unique, gave me a ‘no fault’ and cleared me, which allowed me to resume my career immediately.” Whew! But she and we will have to wait just a bit. So far, the next Olympics in Tokyo won’t happen for at least 12 more months. But it could be longer.