December 10, 2019
THF ISSUES STATEMENT RE: WADA DECISION ON RUSSIA
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 STATEMENT BY DONALD HOOTON JR. President, Taylor Hooton Foundation RE: The WADA Executive Committee’s Decision on Russia “The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) stands with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and supports its stance that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should have enforced a blanket ban to include all Russian athletes. The THF stands for living and competing without the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. Doping—in any sport and on any level—should not be tolerated. Not only because it nullifies the purpose of sport, but also because athletes who choose to cheat in this way are setting a dangerous example for young athletes and those who look up to them as role models. There are consequences for cheating, both in sport and in life. Playing a sport is a privilege, and if you cheat, that privilege can and should be taken away. “The Taylor Hooton Foundation hopes that these findings and WADA’s decision will create an outcry for tougher penalties on Russia and any other country, team or organization that would condone or adopt the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.” For more information from The Washington Post, please visit (click here).