Which Olympic Gold Medalist was Drug Tested at a Fashion Event This Week?

Which Olympic Gold Medalist was Drug Tested at a Fashion Event This Week?

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM EDT

Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn found herself in a strange situation this week.

While attending the Council of Fashion Designer of America Awards in New York this week, Vonn had to take a break from the event to undergo a drug test issued by the United States Anti-Doping Agency according to a report from the New York Post.

According to USA Today, the USADA confirmed Vonn's test, issuing a statement that reads:

“Lindsey Vonn has participated in the USADA out-of-competition testing pool for more than 12 years,” spokesperson Annie Skinner said. “As part of her participation, she provided USADA with her location information indicating she would be in New York and we performed a test collection on her there.  We appreciate her professionalism and for accommodating this process, which at times can be inconvenient.”

Vonn, who earned a gold medal in the women's downhill at the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver, is recovering from a serious knee injury suffered in a fall during a competition earlier this year

Watch video of Vonn's fall below

 

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