The United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act, 21 U.S.C.
§§ 2001 et seq.
provides that the United States Anti-Doping Agency shall–1) Serve as the independent anti-doping organization for the amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic
& Paralympic Committee and be recognized worldwide as the independent national anti-doping organization for the United States;2) Ensure that athletes participating in amateur athletic activities recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee are prevented from using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the Agency;3) Implement anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication programs to prevent United States Amateur Athletes participating in any activity recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee from using performance-enhancing drugs or prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the Agency; 4) Promote a positive youth experience by using a portion of the funding of the United States Anti-Doping Agency to provide educational materials on sportsmanship, character building, and healthy performance for the athletes, parents, and coaches who participate in youth sports;5) Certify in advance any testing conducted by international organizations under the World Anti-Doping Code for international amateur athletes and athletic competitions occurring within the jurisdiction of the United States;6) Serve as the United States representative responsible for coordination with other national anti-doping organizations coordinating amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee to ensure the integrity of athletic competition, the health of the athletes, and the prevention of use by United States amateur athletes of performance-enhancing drugs or prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the Agency.
§ 2001(b)(1) – (4).
The grantee is required to provide continued support of anti-doping efforts to educate athletes on the dangers of drug use and eliminate doping in amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
Specifically, the grantee is required to provide support for athlete drug testing programs, research initiatives, educational programs and efforts to inform athletes of the rules adopted governing the use of prohibited substances outlined in the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code); and provide support for legal efforts to enforce compliance with the Code and adjudicate athlete appeals involving doping violations.The United States is committed to ensuring the health of its Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic athletes and supports strict adherence to anti-doping in sport through testing, adjudication, education, and research as performed by nationally recognized oversight authorities.