Science Spans Generations

USADA’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Larry Bowers, and his son Dr. Geoff Bowers will be presenting, independently, at the American Chemical Society (ACS) spring meeting in Denver later in March. The Denver National Meeting and Exposition features the “who’s who” in chemistry, including the Bowers boys as well as six Nobel laureates. Topics range from…

Decision In The Case Of Wayne Odesnik

March 18, 2015 The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) jointly announced today that Wayne Odesnik has committed a second Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Mr Odesnik, a 29-year-old player from the USA, provided an out-of-competition urine sample to USADA on 14 December 2014, and further samples to the ITF (on…

AAA Panel Imposes Two-Year Sanction On U.S. Track & Field Member, Asfaw, For Adverse Analytical Finding

March 12, 2015 USADA announced today that an independent Arbitration panel from the American Arbitration Association, North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA), has rendered its decision in the case of Atalelech Ketema Asfaw, of Albuquerque, N.M., an athlete in the sport of track & field. The AAA Panel found that Asfaw, 32, committed…

Half-Life of a Drug

Why is it so difficult to precisely say how long a substance will take to be completely excreted from the body? The half-life of a drug, or the time it takes for half of the drug to be metabolized and eliminated from the body, depends on many variables. Published half-life data is usually determined by…

Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on the Cycling Independent Reform Commission Report

March 8, 2015 “We welcome the report of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) initiated by new UCI President Brian Cookson to address revelations of widespread doping and allegations of UCI’s complicity in allowing this fraudulent culture to persist. “The Report confirms that, for more than a decade, UCI leaders treated riders and teams unequally-…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and USA Swimming to Build on Hugely Successful Inaugural Year in Continuing Partnership for Young Swimmers

March 6, 2015 USA Swimming’s popular Deck Pass program will again team up with TrueSport to launch the second year of engaging and informative programing aimed at igniting a TrueSport culture in youth sport USA Swimming and TrueSport, powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, recently launched  the second year of their partnership designed to inspire…