COLORADO SPRINGS, USA – USADA, in a statement today (9 November), applauds the work of the WADA Independent Commission, led by Mr. (Richard) Pound, in exposing a Russian effort to takeover sport through unlawful means.
USADA release continued: "The evidence released today (9 November) demonstrates a shocking level of corruption, and sends a clear message to Russia that they will not be allowed to cheat the world’s athletes and escape justice behind a wall of deception and lies.
"If Russia has created an organized scheme of state supported doping, then they have no business being allowed to compete on the world stage. The world’s athletes deserve better, and all who love clean sport must rise up and confront this threat. We will continue to fight on behalf of all clean athletes to ensure that clear and decisive action is taken to sweep out anyone who has been involved with this scheme.”
"USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs," concluded the statement.