US Olympic Wrestler Kicked Off Team After Positive Marijuana Test

 by lucy

Stephany Lee, an Olympic wrestler, has been removed from the US Olympic team after testing positive for marijuana.  She will not be allowed to participate in the Summer games in London.

On Thursday evening, the US Anti-Doping agency announced that tetrahydrocannibinol acid was found in the athlete’s system.  Tetrahydrocannabinol acid is a marijuana metabolite.  The offending sample was taken on April 21 at the Olympic Trials in Iowa.

This is not Lee’s first violation for marijuana use.  In May 2009, the US Anti-Doping agency announced that Lee had tested positive at the US Open for Carboxy THC, a marijuana metabolite.

Lee spoke out in a US Anti-Doping agency press release.  “I apologize to US Wrestling, my teammates, my coaches, and everyone who supported me for my mistake.  I will continue to train, and hope to be able to represent my country at the 2016 Olympic Games.”

The 27 year old athlete will be suspended from wrestling for one year.

Lee will be replaced by Ali Bernard, who is the next-highest ranked wrestler in the 158.5 pound weight class.  Bernard came in fifth place in the 2008 Olympics.  At the trials in April, Lee beat Bernard 2-0 in a best of three match.  The London Olympics begin on July 27.


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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Kenobi said on Jun 30, 2012

    This doping gives her a clear advantage over other wrestlers. She would be in an unfairly good mood. x.x

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    KushBowlzz said on Jun 30, 2012

    more of a disadvantage if anything for sports……… the other countries should welcome stoners

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    PeacefulRebel said on Jul 2, 2012

    My good friend is going to NYU for wrestling and he is a fat stoner =]

  4. 4

    DailyDabin said on Jul 2, 2012

    That's kind of unfair to test on April 21. No wonder Lee got caught.

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