US Threat To Withhold Anti-Doping Funds Could Ban American Athletes From Olympics
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency warned that U.S. athletes could be barred from participating in international sporting events if the Trump administration makes good on its efforts to pull back $2.7 million in annual funding.
Exclusive: U.S. Threat To Pull WADA Funding Could Leave Americans Out Of Olympics
America’s top athletes could be banned from the Olympics and other major international sporting events if the United States follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), anti-doping leaders told Reuters. The U.S. threat has sent shockwaves through the anti-doping community and prompted several governments to urge WADA to introduce legislation that would find the U.S. non-compliant with the WADA Code, effectively barring American athletes from international competition. (Keating, 9/3)
Anti-Doping Leaders Want Testing 'surge' After Reduction During Covid-19
Testing levels around the world have fallen because of the restrictions in place to combat the spread of Covid-19. Anti-doping bodies said they "understand clean athletes' concerns" on the issue. "The reduced level of testing worldwide is immensely frustrating," a group of 17 anti-doping agencies said. (9/3)