US Anti Doping Act passed by Senate – Why Russian name Rodchenkov Act has created controversy?
Senate approves Rodchenkov’s ping law
Previously, the document was approved by the House of Representatives and sent to President Trump for signature.
U.S. Senate approves bill to allow U.S. justice officials to prosecute doping offenders at international events involving U.S. athletes, sponsors, and broadcasters.
«Rodchenkov’s anti-doping law», previously unanimously approved by the House of Representatives, passed by the Senate without objection and sent for signature to the President.
«This act provides the tools needed to protect "clean" athletes and prosecution of participants in international doping conspiracy that deceive sports, sponsors and harm athletes», – said the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart.
«This act criminalizes systems that carry out fraudulent doping schemes that rob athletes, citizens and businesses., – he said. – It also protects whistleblowers from retaliation and provides reparations to athletes defrauded by doping conspiracies.».
«This is a very important day in the fight for "clean" sports all over the world, and we look forward to when this act becomes law and will help change the rules of the game in the interests of "clean" athletes forever», – summed up Tygarth.
Rodchenkov’s law is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, who helped identify the state-backed doping system in Russia..
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