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…

Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on the Introduction of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015

July 16, 2015 “USADA greatly appreciates the leadership of Congressman Tonko (D-NY 20th District) and Congressman Barr (R-KY 6th District) in introducing the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, and we support this legislation that would allow for a national solution to the problem of doping in horseracing. The sport of horseracing has been a…