“We were honored to host the ITA for extremely important conversations that will help both organizations better serve clean athletes and protect the integrity of sport,” said USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart. “This collaboration between trusted partners is key to the future of clean sport and we always welcome these opportunities to work together to advance anti-doping best practices.”
The two organizations have a track record of successful collaboration, to include delivery of the anti-doping program for the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. At the quadrennial event, doping control personnel collected more than 400 blood and urine samples throughout the pre-competition and in-competition periods. The World Anti-Doping Agency was present at the event as an Independent Observer and published a report highlighting the collective efforts.
About USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency)
USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping programs for all US Olympic, Paralympic and UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes.