February 12, 2004
Terry Madden, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, said Thursday that “USADA wishes to thank Attorney General Ashcroft, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California for their valuable work in the fight against doping in sport.”
“We are confident that the work done by the U.S. Attorney’s Office will be of immeasurable help in forwarding USADA’s objectives of removing drug cheats from sport and protecting the health of athletes and those children who aspire to participate in clean sport. With the President of the United States’ leadership, we will ensure the integrity and spirit of sport for all Americans,” Madden said.
“USADA has been and will continue to be involved in this situation. We fully expect that developments in the U.S. Attorney’s proceedings and our ongoing investigation will lead to the initiation of more doping cases against athletes and others,” Madden said.
USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.