USADA Fully Endorses Reform Proposals Following Special NADO Summit in Copenhagen

August 31, 2016 After working alongside 16 partners from across the globe, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) fully endorses reform proposals announced yesterday in Copenhagen, Denmark, to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the international anti-doping movement. “The fight for clean sport is an international one, and it’s really encouraging to see this…

Triathlete, Tutukin, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 31, 2016 USADA announced today that triathlete Ivan Tutukin, of Lubertcy, Russia, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidance concerning meldonium. Tutukin, 30, tested positive for meldonium as the result of both an…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Phillips, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 24, 2016 USADA announced today that Jessica Phillips, of Kennesaw, Georgia an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a 14-month sanction for her use of a prohibited method. During an out-of-competition test on April 25, 2016, Phillips, 25, declared the use of an intravenous infusion of non-prohibited substances. A subsequent investigation by…

Behind the Scenes: Dr. Larry Bowers Explores Anti-Doping from a Science Perspective

Having been a part of USADA since its inception in 2000, Dr. Larry Bowers is a leading voice in the fight for clean sport. He has authored more than 100 papers, books, and other texts on a wide range of subjects, including drug metabolism and analytical toxicology, while also testifying as an expert witness for cases related to testing protocol and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

U.S. Cycling Athlete, Verrando-Higgins, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 15, 2016 USADA announced today that Mary Verrando-Higgins, of Ocala, Fla., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance administered with the support of a licensed physician. Verrando-Higgins was tested in-competition as a result of finishing first in…