The following statement regarding the WADA recommendation to reinstate RUSADA is attributable to USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland:

"We hope that WADA can reach a conclusion on RUSADA that will give athletes a firm belief that when they compete, it will be on a level playing field, without any doubts. Anything that stops short of satisfying that will not only be a huge disappointment to the USOC and American athletes, but to the entire Olympic and Paralympic movements."