Congress urged to pass anti-doping bill before Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has urged Congress to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Travis Tygart told a Senate committee the law would serve as a strong deterrent in the absence of adequate punishment for past Russian doping. The House has unanimously approved the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, which also has bipartisan support in the Senate. The World Anti-Doping Agency is lobbying for major changes to the bill and told Congress in a letter that it would “shatter” the global anti-doping system if it’s passed without changes.