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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…

USADA and Global Organizations Collaborate to Elevate Anti-Doping Education and Athlete Voice at WADA Education Conference

November 13, 2018 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) recently partnered with the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) to host the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Education Conference in Beijing, China. The Conference united anti-doping organizations worldwide in a collaborative effort to elevate anti-doping education, while also highlighting the need for greater athlete involvement to ensure that…

The Washington Anti-Doping Summit Declaration

Roundtable on Advancing International Commitment to Clean Sport and Fair Play: Reforming the World Anti-Doping Agency   WASHINGTON D.C. (October 31, 2018) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 by governments and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to safeguard the rights of athletes and promote and protect drug-free sport. WADA’s mission has never…

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International Anti-Doping Leaders stand united with international athlete community in calling for meaningful Reform of WADA Governance

International anti-doping leaders convene for emergency Paris Summit to discuss state of WADA-led anti-doping system and increasingly urgent need to restore faith in the global regulator; In a clear display of solidarity with athletes, leaders commit to continue to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with global athlete community, urging them not to lose faith in system;…

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Travis T. Tygart Statement on the BBC Interview with WADA Athlete Chair Beckie Scott

October 12, 2018  Today’s BBC Interview with World Anti-Doping Agency Athlete Chair Beckie Scott presents a damning and accurate reflection of the fragile state of the WADA-led global anti-doping system as it exists today. It’s appalling Olympic sport leaders would attempt to suppress athletes’ voices as described by Beckie. Beckie is becoming the most respected…