Senators from the Democrats and Republicans have introduced the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, which aims to criminalise international doping fraud conspiracies, in the Senate and the House.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have argued that the proposed Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act in the United States could put all athletes under the country's criminal code, while highlighting the "very worrying" existing challenges of doping in American professional leagues.
Rodchenkov tells Washington hearing Putin was behind Russian doping programme and he would have been killed if not followed orders
Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Moscow, today told the Helsinki Commission hearing in Washington D.C. about the impact of doping in international sport that his orders had come "from the top of the Russian Federation".
David Owen: Rodchenkov Act may not become law, but it signals that lawmakers’ patience on doping is wearing thin
Having come down like a ton of bricks - to spectacular effect - on international football, United States lawmakers are now training their sights on doping.
United States lawmakers have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives which would establish criminal penalties for doping offences affecting US athletes and companies at international sports competitions.