USA Judo endorses USADA Program
USA Judo endorses the program conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). USADA’s mission is to be the guardian of the values and life lessons learned through true sport. We hold the public trust to:
Preserve the Integrity of Competition — We preserve the value and integrity of athletic competition through just initiatives that prevent, deter and detect violations of true sport.
Inspire True Sport — We inspire present and future generations of U.S. athletes through initiatives that impart the core principles of true sport — fair play, respect for one’s competitor and respect for the fundamental fairness of competition.
Protect the Rights of U.S. Athletes — We protect the right of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes to compete healthy and clean — to achieve their own personal victories as a result of unwavering commitment and hard work — to be celebrated as true heroes.
USA Judo is responsible for providing USADA the names of the Top 5 athletes (based on current Senior National Rankings). These athletes are responsible for following the program outlined by USADA.
Below are links that provide tutorials on what a newly selected athlete and a returning athlete can expect as being a part of the USADA program.