The Act provides for high fines and long term imprisonment for participants in doping operations
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a law that will allow U.S. law enforcement agencies to prosecute those involved in doping operations during international sporting events involving U.S. athletes, sponsors, or broadcasters.
“The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, previously passed by Congress, allows prosecutors to claim up to $1 million in fines, up to 10 years in prison, and financial compensation for doping victims.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said the law did not require the inclusion of professional and university sports, as existing laws were sufficient.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) expressed concern that the law would destabilize global anti-doping efforts by extending U.S. jurisdiction beyond U.S. borders.