Lindsey Vonn drug-tested by USADA while at fashion show
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn had to submit to an on-the-spot drug test Monday night by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency while attending a fashion show in New York.
According to a report Wednesday afternoon from the Associated Press, the World Cup alpine race skiier, currently training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in Lincoln Center on June 3 when she was escorted by testing officials with the United States Anti-Doping Agency to a restroom at the venue for a urine test. The sample was then sent to a lab and the results are not immediately available. All Olympic athletes have to agree to random testing and they are required to notify the USADA of their location at all times. Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, said in an e-mail to the AP on Wednesday that Vonn was fine with the drug test, adding, “she understands it is part of the job.”
Earlier this year in March, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had an NFL representative show up to his grandmother’s house to issue him an on-the-spot drug test. Cousins, who passed the test, later tweeted, “I’m all for a clean game but weird having a stranger watch u in your own bathroom.”