Friday, June 7, 2013

Lindsey Vonn Drug Tested at Fashion Show

How weird is that?  Even though she's in the middle of rehab, it's summer, and she's not skiing professionally, they can just come up to her at "random" and demand she pee in their cup?  Do they spin a wheel every morning to find out which athlete to harass?

Lindsey Vonn had to undergo a mandatory drug test with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) while in a couture gown at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

Tiger Woods’ new girlfriend Vonn, who is training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, accompanied designer Cynthia Rowley to the glitzy awards ceremony at Lincoln Center Monday night.
 Hat tip to Wombat-Socho, who tipped me to this in "Live at 5" this morning.

Sources exclusively tell Page Six that Rowley and the skier, wearing a stunning, custom-made white gown from the designer, were sitting in Alice Tully Hall among fashion’s elite — including honorees Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Anna Wintour and Michael Kors — when Vonn got a call on her cellphone from the USADA. The organization is recognized by the U.S. Congress the official anti-doping agency for Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic sport in the United States.
So how many USADA drug testers does it take to watch a hot athelete, and sometimes model pee in a cup?
Several drug testers were waiting outside Lincoln Center, and told Vonn they needed access to the event to perform a drug test immediately. Rowley met the USADA group outside and ushered them into the hall.

A source told us: “Lindsay met the USADA at the bathroom. Cynthia stood guard outside, and no one was allowed to enter the bathroom. They were in there for about five minutes.”
I'm sure glad they're on the job, protecting me from athletes who might cheat and use performance enhancing drugs, like caffeine and tylenol.

We’re told that amidst the glamorous setting, the USADA team made Vonn “pee in a cup.”

“Here Lindsey is in this custom-made gown, feeling like Cinderella, and she has to get up and do a drug test,” sniffed one source.

But Vonn didn’t seem rattled by it, telling us afterwards: “We’re having a great time and [Rowley] did a great job with the dress.”

She’s recovering from a serious knee injury and told us her rehab regimen is going well. “I get to start jumping and running soon, so that’s exciting,” she said.
At least the government isn't monitoring all her phone calls... Oh wait!

Linked at Proof Positive's weekly "Best of the Web Linkaround."  Wombat-Socho's Rule 5 Sunday at the Other McCain came on Monday this week. 

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