Olympic boxer Ginny Fuchs has been cleared by USA Boxing for a positive banned substance test that Fuchs says was the result of unprotected sex. USA Boxing has told Fuchs she won’t face ineligibility and life will go on. The U.A. Anti-Doping Agency investigated Fuchs’ claims and found no wrongdoing on her part.
USADA announced today that Virginia Fuchs, of Kemah, Texas, an athlete in the sport of boxing, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. As a result, Fuchs will not face a period of ineligibility for her positive test.
“While the World Anti-Doping Code requires that this no fault finding be considered a violation and be publicly announced, we strongly believe this case and others like it, including meat contamination and prescription medication contamination cases, should be considered no violation,” said Travis T. Tygart, Chief Executive Officer of USADA. “We will continue to advocate for changes to the World Anti-Doping Code so that where there is no intent to cheat and no performance benefit, an athlete should not face any violation or unnecessary public attention.”
Fuchs will not face a period of ineligibility for her positive test, and because the sample was collected out-of-competition, there are no competitive results to disqualify.
Fuchs told Fox 26’s Mark Berman that she had no idea contamination could result from unprotected sex. There you go, you learn something every single day about banned substances. Never stop learning. Now let’s get in the gym to get ready for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.