Star skier Lindsey Vonn took time out from training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to attend the the Council of Fashion Designers of America Aw
ards (CFDAs) in NYC Monday night. Vonn, a guest of designer Cynthia Rowley, was looking glamorous in a custom-made gown when the fairy tale came to a crashing halt. Vonn received a call from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in the middle of the ceremony and, according to New York Post’s Page Six, drug testers were waiting outside Lincoln Center to ambush the beautiful gold medalist.
Random drug tests by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency are a fact of life for Olympic athletes who are required to notify the USADA of their location at all times. Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, said that Vonn was fine with the drug test, adding, “she understands it is part of the job” but it was hardly the Cinderella plot point the skier was expecting
Apparently Rowley helped usher in officials, “Lindsay met the IOC at the bathroom. Cynthia stood guard outside, and no one was allowed to enter the bathroom. They were in there for about five minutes,” a Post source is quoted as saying. Vonn was asked to “pee in a cup” and then allowed to return to the festivities.
Fashionista’s Nora Crotty quipped: “Nothing says high fashion like peeing in a cup whilst [Vogue editor] Anna Wintour schmoozes nearby, right?” Indeed.
While everyone in the sports world wants athletes to be clean (e.g. drug-free), who else thinks this particular drug test seems a bit excessive? Unless of course the drug testers were hoping to meet honorees Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang or Oscar de La Renta. Then it all makes perfect sense.