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Morgan Hamm Gets Warning by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
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Three-time U.S. Olympic team member Morgan Hamm has received a public warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for a steroid at the U.S. Championships in May.

The USADA reported that Hamm, 25, tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide, a glucocorticosteroid, on May 24, the second day of the U.S. Championships in Houston.

As stated in USADA's official release, "The doping offense involved the use of a prescribed anti-inflammatory medication under the care of a physician but without first seeking a therapeutic use exemption as required by the applicable rules."

Hamm said he received the anti-inflammatory shot May 2 for a sprained ankle, but did not get the proper exemption.

"It was an innocent mistake," Hamm told the Associated Press. "You always need to get the forms, that's the most important thing, and that's my failure."

Hamm's results from the second day of the U.S. Championships were nullified.

USA Gymnastics announced it will review the situation to determine how it may impact Hamm's qualification to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Hamm was selected to the U.S. team based on his results at the U.S. Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials in Philadelphia.

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