Sport faces ‘defining moment’ in doping fight – Tygart – Bangkok Post


LOS ANGELES – The sporting world faces a “defining moment” in the battle against drugs as it prepares for the release of a new report into accusations of state-run cheating in Russia, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has warned.

Travis Tygart, chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency says that the Russian sports system was rotten to the core

USADA chief Travis Tygart told AFP in an interview that a year dogged by scandal had presented authorities with a window of opportunity to get tough and reform — or risk a backlash from frustrated clean athletes if they failed to do so.

“On the one hand, it has been a challenging year but on the other hand, being on the brink of holding state-supported doping to account is exactly what needs to happen,” Tygart told AFP.

“It presents a defining moment, but that window is about to close. We have to get sport…


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