Terry Madden, who has served as Chief of Staff to United States Olympic Committee President Bill Hybl since February 1999, today announced his resignation in order to accept the position of Chief Executive Officer of the new U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Hybl made the announcement this morning during the USOC Executive Committee Meeting at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
The USADA is an independent agency that will conduct drug testing, support anti-doping research and oversee the adjudication process on behalf of America’s Olympic athletes and hopefuls. The agency, which will be operational in October shortly after the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, was established based upon a recommendation made last fall by the U.S. Olympic Committee Select Task Force on Drug Externalization.
As Chief Executive Officer, Madden will work closely with USADA Chairman Frank Shorter and other members of the agency’s board of directors to strengthen the United States’ position as the leader in the fight against prohibited substances in international sport.
As Chief of Staff to Hybl, Madden has served as a USOC staff liaison to the Select Task Force on Drug Externalization and worked closely with the staff of General Barry McCaffrey, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Madden has also worked extensively on issues related to Paralympic athletes and Disabled Sports Organizations.
“Terry has served the United States Olympic Committee with distinction and honor, and I am proud that he will continue his important work on behalf of America’s Olympic athletes and hopefuls in his new position as CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency,” said Hybl.
“Terry brings the exact skill set and information base needed to make USADA a success,” said Shorter. “He knows the system inside-out, understands the nature of this problem and is determined to work to eliminate doping in sport. I am excited about the opportunity to work with him.”
“The mission of USADA is to eradicate doping in Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American sport,” said Madden. “We look forward to working with General Barry McCaffrey and Senators Ted Stevens, John McCain and Ben Campbell in reaching the important goals of eliminating the use of prohibited substances in national and international competition and protecting the health of America’s athletes.”
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