Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on Justice for Athletes with Indictment of Russian Officers for Illegal Hacking

October 4, 2018 “Today’s Department of Justice announced indictment of 7 officers of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) working in concert as “Fancy Bear” is a reassuring outcome for clean athletes everywhere, especially those whose private information was leaked as a result of the despicable and illegal hacking activity. Let’s not…

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Statement on The WADA Executive Committee’s Decision to Reinstate Russia from Travis T. Tygart, CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

September 20, 2018 “Today marked the biggest decision in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s history, and it delivered a devastating blow to the world’s clean athletes. By ripping up the very ‘Roadmap’ it created, WADA’s decision to reinstate Russia despite the nation not having met the two remaining Roadmap conditions is bewildering and inexplicable. In…

USADA Statement on WADA Recommendations for Use of BEREG-KIT Geneva Bottles

February 1, 2018 On Wednesday night, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) provided recommendations for anti-doping organizations concerning the use of the new generation “BEREG-KIT Geneva” security bottles used in urine sample collection. Some of these new generation bottles have been shown to be susceptible to manual opening, possibly without evidence of tampering. These are sample…

Statement on IOC Decision to Ban Russian Olympic Committee from the Winter Games from Travis T. Tygart, CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

December 5, 2017 “Over the past three years, a high stakes game of chicken has been played between those willing to sacrifice the Olympic ideals by employing a state-directed doping program to cheat to win and, on the other side, athletes unwilling to stand silent while their hopes and dreams were stolen and the Olympic…