U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Establish Partnership for Collaborative Testing and Results Management Efforts

June 28, 2016 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announced the establishment of a formal collaborative partnership that will allow for extensive cooperation through the sharing of relevant anti-doping information, intelligence and athlete biological passport data, and participation in joint investigations, testing missions, and other initiatives. Recognizing that anti-doping…

What is Boosting and Why is it Dangerous?

In the latest installment of “Ask the Scientists,” Dr. Cheri Blauwet addresses the practice of boosting and explains why it’s dangerous. Over the years, USADA has received numerous inquiries from the para-sport community about a dangerous performance-enhancing method called boosting. Boosting is used by athletes with spinal cord injury to counter dysautonomic disorders, which impact…

U.S. Rugby Athlete, Williams, Receives Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violations

June 13, 2016 USADA announced today that Nia Williams, of San Diego, California, an athlete in the sport of rugby, has tested positive for prohibited substances and received a four-year sanction for her violation. Williams, 22, tested positive for 19‐norandrosterone (“19‐NA”), and 2a‐methyl‐5a‐androstan‐3a-ol‐17‐one, metabolites of the prohibited anabolic agents nandrolone (or its precursors) and drostanolone,…

TrueSport and Air Force Academy Sports Camps Teach Athletes across the U.S. Skills to Excel in Sport and Life

June 8, 2016 TrueSport, a movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), is pleased to announce its third year of partnership with Air Force Academy Sports Camps. TrueSport will provide all AFA Sports Camps with values-based education on topics such as, leadership, goal-setting, teamwork, and nutrition. Through three camp sessions this summer, over 3,000…