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Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on Eric Lira Investigation Conducted Under the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act

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“This is a wonderful example of the power of whistleblowers coming forward to trusted anti-doping agencies and law enforcement to ensure the protection of the Olympic Games. We appreciate the courage of the whistleblower to come forward and also want to thank the FBI, Department of Justice, and other federal agencies for their extensive investigation, the first conducted under the Rodchenkov Act.”

“When RADA was passed by the U.S. Congress and enacted into law just last year, we knew it could be a game-changer for the good of clean sport. Now with this first case arising under it, which has protected the integrity of this past summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games, we are thrilled with its implementation and the power that it brings in holding athlete support personnel or other conspirators accountable, like the defendant here.”

“Equally important, we appreciate the close working relationship with the Athletics Integrity Unit in this matter. This is a huge win for all clean athletes and those who value fair sport.”

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