Trump signed Rodchenkov’s AntiDoping Law

Trump signed Rodchenkov's AntiDoping Law

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.