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Anti-Doping Information and Resources

USADA

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the national anti-doping organization for the Olympic movement in the United States, and governs Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic sport.  USADA is a non-profit, non-governmental agency dedicated to preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport, and protecting the rights of U.S. athletes.

Contact USADA:

Phone: 719.785.2000
Email: athleteexpress@usada.org
Website: www.usada.org
Whereabouts: update@usada.orgtext@usada.org
 

WADA
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is an independent international agency that conducts scientific research, educates, develops anti-doping capabilities, and monitors the World Anti-Doping Code. For information regarding WADA testing including whereabouts and procedures, please read the International Standard for Testing.  To learn what happens when your sample is sent to a lab, read the International Standard for Laboratories.  Information regarding your rights and privacy protection can be found in the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information.

2015 Revised WADA Code:

Article on the revision process for the 2015 WADA Code 
Annex to the article 


Testing


Collecting and testing samples is a large part of USADA’s function.  It is important that you as an athlete clearly understand your rights and responsibilities as defined by USADA. These include, but are not limited to:

Filing a Whereabouts form
Knowing which substances are banned, and
Filing a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), when appropriate

Whereabouts

Please note there has been some confusion regarding USADA’s whereabouts filing, filing failures, and missed tests.  Please refer to USADA’s information page when navigating these subjects.  Should you have to change your whereabouts at the last minute, email you change to update@usada.org, call 719-785-2000, or text it to text@usada.org.


Banned Substances and TUEs

WADA publishes its own list of banned substances and, just as USADA, allows athletes to take certain substances for certain medical reasons.  Please see the Therapeutic Use Exemption page for more details.


Games Anti-Doping Information
Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations during the Games


USOC National Anti-Doping Policy

The USOC has an established the USOC National Anti-Doping Policy that athletes, NGBs, and USADA must comply with.