We are working with USADA to provide educational resources and testing at Colorado cycling events in 2013.
Our goal is to both educate our athletes, and provide testing and deterrents to ensure that our athletes are competing on a clean, fair playing field. It is important to note that ALL athletes at USAC events are subject to both in- and out- of competition testing by USADA.
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Confused about the role of USADA, UCI, USAC, USOC, BRAC, etc. ?
(As if the acronyms aren't already painful enough?!?!!??)
Here is a quick summary of the acronyms of related organizations:
USADA - US Anti-Doping Agency
WADA - World Anti-Doping Agency
USAC - USAC Cycling (the NGB for bicycle racing in the USA)
NGB - National Governing Body (an organization that runs an Olympic Sport in the USA, ie: USACycling)
USOC - US Olympic Committee
IOC - International Olympic Committee
UCI - International Cycling Union
LA - Local Association - organizations (like us) who structure and support competititve cycling in a designated area within the United States.
Summary of Situation Jurisdiction, and Funding:
In 2000, WADA and USADA were formed.
This creation removed NGBs from the role of testing and investigation.
NGBs enforce the decisions of USADA.
Arbitration is used to solve questions of jurisdiction and penalties.
USADA is committed to testing all Olympic sports, not just cycling.
USADA is committed to enforcing anti-doping rules for all athletes, not just elites.
In 2012, USADA implemented the first Local Association Testing and Education Program in Florida.
We are implementing a similar program in Colorado, and have included funding for USADA in our 2013 Budget.
USAC is building a Local Association Anti-Doping Program, which will coordinate efforts, help target testing by USADA, and provide funding for LAs to bring USADA presence to local events. At this time, cycling is the only Olympic sport in the USA that is working on this sort of program.
Chris McGee, ACA Executive Director, at email@example.com
Gordon Weldon, USAC's Managing Director of Membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Morrison, USADA Sport Testing and Resource Director, at email@example.com