In some ways, being an Olympic athlete sucks. Sure, you get to represent your country and compete against the best athletes in the world and blah, blah, blah. But you are also subjected to really stringent drug testing. Really, really stringent drug testing. You can literally be tested anywhere, at any time, during any event.
Lindsey Vonn found that out the hard way back in June when she was drug-tested by the International Olympic Committee at a fashion show in New York City. And last night, Lolo Jones found it out as well when she was drug-tested by the IOC right in the middle of her birthday celebrations. Jones, who turned 31 yesterday, was contacted by the IOC before she left for her party. And because she was already on the move, she tweeted about how she dragged the drug testers along to her birthday party before submitting to a test.
I was chosen to be drug tested right before I left for my bday party, so the drug testers were obligated to shadow me until i peed in a cup.— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 6, 2013
They asked me to pee at 8. I dragged em to my dinner and went at 11:45pm... They said they didn't know it was my birthday and I had plans.— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 6, 2013
Drug testers at my bday party? Street cred goes up. I need a rap song about this...— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 6, 2013
Good night drug testers! and the next time u drug test me at my bday dinner party. bring a present!!!!!! A wrapped bottle of water will do— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 6, 2013
What a way to celebrate your birthday! Oh well. At least Lolo was a good sport about it.
[via Larry Brown Sports]