Proposed Bylaw Change

Feb. 23, 2018, 4:06 p.m. (ET)


Per the recent request of the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), USA Judo is adding to its bylaws the following language provided from USADA to remain an NGB that is in compliance with USOC governance and best practices. USA Judo's Board will formally approve this amendment in March, in compliance with USA Judo's Bylaws regarding the addition of amendment of its bylaws.

Membership anti-doping obligations:

It is the duty of members of USA Judo to comply with all anti-doping rules of the International Judo Federation (IJF), the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and the USOC including the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol) and all other policies and rules adopted by the IJF, USADA, and the USOC National Anti-Doping Policy. Members agree to submit to drug testing by the IJF and/or USADA or their designees at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules make them subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. If it is determined that a member may have committed a doping violation, the member agrees to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of the IJF and/or USA Judo, if applicable or referred by USADA.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed changes, please contact Keith Bryant, CEO, USA Judo at