TrueSport Teams Up with Seven Additional National Governing Body Partners to Provide Expert-Driven Content to Youth Sport Communities

December 19, 2018 TrueSport®, a positive youth sports movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), has announced partnerships with seven additional National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport, joining 16 NGB partners who currently participate in the TrueSport content program. TrueSport welcomes partnerships with the following NGBs: USA Archery USA Baseball USA Bobsled and Skeleton…

USADA Names Skip Gilbert as Managing Director of Operations, Marketing, and Development

December 18, 2018 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is pleased to announce that Skip Gilbert has joined USADA as its Managing Director of Operations, Marketing, and Development. Within this capacity, Gilbert will oversee USADA’s Olympic Testing and Client Services operations, while also supporting marketing and development efforts for the organization’s TrueSport division. An experienced executive,…

TrueSport Coach Expert Panel Featured at United States Olympic Committee Youth Sport Symposium

December 17, 2018 At the inaugural American Development Model (ADM) and Youth Sport Symposium hosted by the United States Olympic Committee, coaches from around the country joined TrueSport® to learn why and how to incorporate values-based education in youth sports. “We’ve identified a critical need to prioritize life-skills based education in the field with parents,…

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Weightlifting Athlete Nicholas Saccente Accepts Additional Sanction for Violating Period of Ineligibility

December 11, 2018 USADA announced today that Nicholas Saccente, of Springfield, Mass., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted an additional four-month sanction for violating his period of ineligibility. Saccente, 26, initially accepted a four-year period of ineligibility and loss of results in February 2017 after a sample he provided during an in-competition…

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Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on the IAAF’s Decision to Uphold Russia’s Ban from Athletics

“Over the past three years the IAAF has shown to be the beacon of hope for all sports organizations by taking a lead in addressing doping, standing up for clean athletes by suspending Russia, setting up the truly independent and pioneering Athletics Integrity Unit, and consistently pursuing cases for dopers of Russia’s state-sponsored doping regime. Following the IOC and WADA’s cowardly decision to reinstate…