U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

    Having a fair and effective anti-doping program is vital to ensure that the rights of clean athletes and the integrity of competition are upheld. USA Taekwondo is opposed to the practice of doping in sport and fully supports and complies with the policies, protocols, and rules set forth by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as the independent, non-profit anti-doping organization contracted by USA Taekwondo. USADA’s comprehensive anti-doping program implemented for Taekwondo athletes is guided by their mission to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. USADA's scope of responsibility includes: 

    • Education for athlete and athlete support personnel
    • Drug reference resources 
    • In-competition and out-of competition testing
    • Results management processes

    USADA is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), which is a framework of anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport. The Code, along with the supporting International Standards, is maintained by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ensure global harmonization of anti-doping rules.


    To help athletes, athlete support personnel, and medical professionals understand the anti-doping process and the role they play in helping to protect clean sport, USADA’s website www.USADA.org provides a variety of resources in the areas of: 

    1. Coaching Resources
    2. Contract Testing Services 
    3. Dietary Supplements 
    4. Drug Reference Resources like the Drug Reference Line and GlobalDRO
    5. Heatlh Professional Resources
    6. Results Management
    7. Testing Processes
    8. Play Clean Tip Center
    9. The Prohibited List
    10. Therapeutic Use Exemptions




    USADA's Athlete Express is available to help with immediate assistance for any questions or concerns. Athlete Express provides support over the phone and via email regarding whereabouts, testing, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, prohibited substances, educational resources, and more.


    1-800-601-2632 | 719-785-2000 | athleteexpress@USADA.org


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    TrueSport is a community-based movement powered by USADA that champions the positive values and life lessons learned through sport. That mean they are more about perseverance than power plays; leadership than lay ups; and fair play than forehands. Through online resources, publications, events, camps, and the athlete ambassador program, TrueSport connects with parents, coaches, and youth athletes to encourage the core values of:

    • Courage
    • Respect
    • Integrity
    • Teamwork
    • Responsibility

    Join the Movement today at www.TrueSport.org | Facebook.com/TrueSportUSA
    Twitter - @TrueSport | Instagram - @truesportusa


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