As far as criminalizing doping in the United States, as has
been done in Italy and France, United States Anti-Doping Agency leaders aren't interested.
"When we're talking an athlete, or a few athletes testing
positive, we don't believe that belongs in the criminal area. It's
a sporting crime," said USADA's CEO, Terry Madden. "When it
involves distribution, that's when we become concerned and could
possibly take that to criminal authorities."
Madden said USADA began working with law enforcement all over the
country on a variety of cases. The agency has no desire to press
for the turning of "routine" doping cases into federal crimes,
"I think we've been real successful without being a criminal
law enforcement body," said general counsel Travis Tygart. "While
sharing of information and partnering with law enforcement can
certainly continue, I think sports can be effective handling its
own problems for now."