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Thursday, July 20, 2006
 
Welcome Travis Tygart

I am delighted to announce that Travis Tygart will be filling in for me as a guest contributor next week. Travis is the Senior Managing Director, General Counsel of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). USADA is the independent, nongovernmental anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the U.S. and is dedicated to protecting the integrity of competition and the rights of clean athletes to participate in drug free competition.

Travis is responsible for all legal matters of USADA including the handling of alleged doping offenses in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He was responsible for the investigation into the designer steroid THG and the BALCO drug conspiracy. Travis was involved with drafting the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing and the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Code. He served as the legal expert for the WADA Independent Observer Team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England and was a USADA representative at the 2003 World Conference on Doping in Sport in Copenhagen, Denmark. Travis has been a participant at the Council of Europe, the Association of National Anti-Doping Agencies and was a presenter at the WADA OOC Symposium in October 2003.

While Travis will be unable to answer specific questions about legal matters involving USADA (his client), his insight and experience with respect to the use and testing of performance enhancing drugs will make an interesting read.





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