WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events.
The bill in the House is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian lab director who blew the whistle on Russian cheating at the Sochi Olympics.
Penalties would include fines of up to $250,000 for individuals and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those who make, distribute or use banned substances at international events, such as the Olympics.
U.S. and foreign athletes would be subject to the law if competing in an event that includes four or more U.S. athletes and other athletes from three or more countries, even if the event is held outside the United States.
The bill cites the U.S. contribution to the World Anti-Doping Agency as justification for jurisdiction over events outside American borders.
Hi Guy's , I want to clarify something about the WPO invites . ( a few have misunderstood) If you received an invitation to the WPO event in November and have accepted it by responding to the WPO gmail account , the only thing you have to do is have your entry fee in by the deadline -Sept. 21st . The roster's have been posted on this facebook account . The only thing that takes you off this roster is not having your entry in on time .
Very soon there will be a link on the WPC website for the WPO. It will have all necessary information about the WPO you need.