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Statement by USATF CEO Max Siegel regarding the 8-year doping sanction announced against Jon Drummond


Few people are more influential on athletes’ lives and careers than their coach. Athletes take ultimate responsibility for everything that goes into their bodies, and those who are part of those decisions and actions also are held accountable. Today, USADA announced it is holding Jon Drummond responsible for his failure to act in the manner expected of a coach of athletes in the Olympic movement.

USATF, including the constituents who years ago elected Mr. Drummond in good faith to serve as chair of the Athletes Advisory Committee, had no knowledge of Mr. Drummond’s activities. We are all deeply disappointed. Mr. Drummond’s tenure as AAC chair ended December 4, 2014. We thank USADA for their work aimed at providing a cleaner sport.

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