USADA CEO VISITS UA TO TALK ANTI-DOPING IN SPORTS

By WVUA 23 Reporter Alessandra Pontbriand

On Tuesday, the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s CEO Travis Tygart spoke to The University of Alabama’s graduate and law students about the importance of anti-doping in sport.

USADA is the national anti-doping organization for the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American sport organizations. Its mission is “preserving the integrity of competition – inspiring true sport – and protecting the rights of athletes.” To find out more, visit their website at USADA.org.

Tygart is has been with USADA since 2002 and became the CEO in 2007. He was a key member in drafting the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing. On Feb. 5, Tygart testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Athlete Safety and the Integrity of U.S. Sport.

Listen to the full interview above.

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