It has been reported that the star skier Lindsey Vonn had to stop off at the women’s restroom at the end of the red carpet for drug testing.
Vonn was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards at Lincoln Center on Monday night when testers from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency escorted her to the restroom to collect a urine sample. The sample was sent to a lab and results weren’t available.
Olympic athletes are subject to random testing and required to fill out forms notifying USADA of their whereabouts at all times. Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, says the test wasn’t a big deal to the skier, who wore a deep V-neck white gown by Cynthia Rowley, the designer who accompanied Vonn to the event.
“She understands it is part of the job,” Kay told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday.
The CFDA awards are considered the fashion industry’s Oscars. Others attending the black-tie affair included Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jessica Chastain and Ralph Lauren.
USADA said Vonn has participated in its out-of-competition testing pool for more than 12 years. The testing program requires athletes to make themselves availablefor tests at any time, regardless of location.
“We appreciate her professionalism and for accommodating this process, which at times can be inconvenient,” USADA spokeswoman Annie Skinner said.
Major League Baseball need to take notes from this situation.
I’m just saying…