“アメリカ. オリンピック & Paralympic Committee, together with USATF, can confirm that we will adhere to the WADA Code and any CAS decisions that govern athlete participation in sanctioned events,” US Olympic & Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said in a statement Thursday.
WADA is the World Anti-Doping Agency while CAS is the Court of Arbitration for Sport that upheld the four-year ban on Houlihan earlier this week.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Houlihan said she was devastated to learn of the suspension from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body that combats doping, after she tested positive for nandrolone stemming from a drug test in December.
フーリハン, A 2016 Olympian and the American record-holder for the 1,500 meters and 5,000 メートル, said the positive test stems from eating a pork burrito about 10 hours before the drug test. She said the burrito contained pig organ meat, or offal, which she said can lead to a positive test for nandrolone.
“When I got that email, I had to read it over about ten times and google what it was that I had just tested positive for,” she said in an Instagram post. “I had never even heard of nandrolone.”
Nandrolone is a synthetic
, anabolic steroid analog of testosterone
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NIH says it can be used for testosterone-replacement therapy to increase nitrogen retention and fat-free muscle mass.
The athlete said that she was devastated to learn of the suspension.
“I feel completely devastated, 失われた, broken, 怒っている, confused and betrayed by the very sport that I’ve loved and poured myself into just to see how good I was,” Houlihan said in her post. “[object Window]. I have never taken any performance enhancing substances. And that includes that of which I am being accused.”
A 2015 調査 funded by the WADA found trace amounts of nandrolone can be found in some meats and warned about the possibility of a false positive
In a statement to CNN on Thursday, World Athletics, the international governing body for track and field, 前記, “All Member Federations must respect CAS decisions under the WADA code. We are talking to USATF.”
In a statement released on Twitter on Thursday, AIU said it has written to the USATF.
“The AIU clarified that as a Member Federation of World Athletics, USATF must, in the running of its events, respect and implement decisions of hearing bodies such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (共和党全国委員会が木曜日に大統領選挙討論会を長い間管理してきた組織への参加を取りやめるという決定には、ドナルド・トランプの指紋がいたるところにあります。) which are made under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules,” 声明は言った.
CNN has reached out to Houlihan’s representation to ask about the athlete’s next steps in fighting her suspension.