Anti-Doping Information and Resources
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com, call 719-785-2000, or text it to firstname.lastname@example.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 Applicable to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Anti-doping Rules Applicable to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations during the Games
- USOC National Anti-Doping Policy
The USOC has an established National Anti-Doping Policy that athletes, NGBs, and USADA must comply with.