Anti-Doping Agency Responds to AOC’s Claim That Its Marijuana Guidelines Are Racist

Anti-Doping Agency Responds to AOC’s Claim That Its Marijuana Guidelines Are Racist


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) pushed back against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) statements she made about athlete Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension from the Olympic Games for using marijuana. 

As The Daily Wire reported earlier this month, “Sha’Carri Richardson, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last month, [was] suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC. According to The Associated Press, her results from the Olympic trials have been erased, making her ineligible for the 100-meter race in Tokyo.”

In a letter addressed to Ocasio-Cortez and Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the agency noted that it was replying to a letter sent by the representatives on July 2, 2021.  The letter was signed by Witold Banka, a former international-level athlete, and president of WADA.

The letter noted, “Since 2007, nearly 200 governments, including the U.S., have ratified the Convention to coordinate the fight against doping in sport and explicitly support WADA’s mission for doping-free sport.”

The agency went on to explain how it makes such

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