Swimmers’ Hearings – Diving Deeper into Legislative History & Sports Law

Olympic swimming greats Michael Phelps and Allison Schmidt testified recently in a Congressional hearing before the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations late last month. Read more about it at SwimSwam and watch coverage at C-SPAN. The topic of the testimony was oversight of WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency – the entity responsible for monitoring performance-enhancing drug use among Olympic and other athletes. Phelps and Schmidt criticized the agency over its handling of a doping scandal involving Chinese swimmers at the Tokyo Games and urged Congress to use its influence to improve the agency. With the Paris Games right around the corner, WADA is sure to be in the spotlight again.

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