Education is the cornerstone of doping deterrence, which makes USADA’s education efforts one of the most critical elements of its detection and deterrence strategy. To ensure that athletes have the knowledge and tools they need to compete clean, USADA’s education team gets in front of athletes around the country to explain anti-doping, provide resources, and discuss the importance of clean sport.
Who is leading this education initiative? That would be USADA Education Manager, Tammy Hanson, whose passion for sport and fair play led her to USADA in 2015. Here, she reflects on the value of sport, the impact of anti-doping efforts, and how USADA is working with athletes to build a culture of clean sport.