Olympic Monitor, Mar. 11, 1996

EVERYBODY INTO THE CONTROVERSY

JESSICA FOSCHI OF OLD BROOKVILLE, NEW YORK, WANTS to be an Olympian. But, pursuing that dream, the promising 15-year-old swimmer has become entangled in the politics and legalities of drug testing, a controversy stretching from the U.S. to China.

Last August Foschi tested positive for a banned, performance-enhancing steroid. Under the rules of FINA, the sport's international governing body, she should be suspended for two years--eliminating her from the Olympics. However, Foschi said she did not know how the substance got into her body and that she never knowingly used illegal drugs. A panel for U.S. Swimming...

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