Swimmer Jessica Hardy, 21, is the first American athlete who qualified for the Beijing Olympics to test positive for a banned substance, the AP is reporting. An anonymous source leaked the info, said that the banned substance was a stimulant and that both Hardy's "A" sample and back up sample tested positive for the stimulant. Hardy told her agent after the results, "I never did anything wrong. I never cheated." Hardy had qualified for 100-meter breaststroke, and the 50 freestyle and 400 free relay, and was expected to medal in the breast. Hardy is now at her family's home in Southern California, away from the US training camp in Palo Alto. She can "pursue appeals with both the American Arbitration Association and the Court of Arbitration for Sport," the AP notes, and "With the Olympics two weeks away, Hardy could appeal directly to CAS, although its ruling would be final and binding." [AP via Newser]