( 4UMF NEWS ) Debbie Dunn Tests Positive:
With just two weeks to go before the Olympics begins a world champion athlete is pulling out of Team U.S.A amid drugs-use allegations. Former world indoor 400-metre title winner Debbie Dunn has withdrawn after drugs test results showed an abnormally high level of the hormones testosterone and epitestosterone.
In a statement Friday, she acknowledged a positive doping test and said she was withdrawing from the Olympics while the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency resolves the case.
Dunn, who finished fourth in the 400 meters at Olympic trials, was selected for the American relay pool. She is the 2010 world indoor champion at 400 meters.
The USADA also released a statement, relating to the investigation.
‘USADA appreciates Ms. Dunn voluntarily removing herself from the Olympic team while the full facts surrounding her elevated T/E ratio and adverse carbon isotope ratio analysis (CIR) are evaluated,’ Travis Tygart, the anti-doping agency’s chief executive, said.