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US Olympic boxer cleared of doping violation caused by sex

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 22:25:56-04

U.S. Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the U.S. Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex.

She has served as a recent captain of the U.S. Olympic team, which returned to Colorado Springs this week for its first training camp since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fuchs learned in March that she had tested positive for two banned substances during an out-of-competition test in February.

While investigating the tests, USADA learned Fuchs’ partner had been taking therapeutic doses of two banned substances, and that the levels of Fuchs’ violations were consistent with recent exposure through sexual transmission.