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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Steroid Charge Cleared

NEW YORK () -- Jessica Foschi, the American teen-age swimmer who tested positive for steroids last summer in a case that brought international reaction, has been cleared of all charges by an arbitration panel.


Monday's American Arbitration Association decision means Foschi, 15, can compete with a clean slate and not undergo periodic drug tests imposed as part of a two-year suspension by U.S. Swimming. She failed to make the team for the Atlanta Games.


Foschi went to the arbitrators after she tested positive for strength-building steroids at the U.S. national championships in Pasadena, California, last August.


While the rules say a steroid finding automatically brings a two-year suspension from competition, a review panel said Foschi may have been sabotaged.