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A New Process

Alan Abrahamson
Los Angeles Times
September 2003

Sports federations such as USA Track & Field are no longer the lead players
in doping cases involving U.S. athletes. The newly formed U.S. Anti Doping Agency took over that role after the Sydney Olympics; during the Games, the IOC oversees doping protocols. WADA has been working for several months on a process called "harmonization" making anti doping rules consistent from nation to nation. "Now we need harmonization for ethical conduct," said Steven Ungerleider, an Oregon research psychologist who wrote the book, "Faust's Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine." "The United States has not been very forthcoming in that department," he said, adding that he "absolutely" supports the call for an investigation into Jerome Young's test and appeal.