In COVID-19 world, anti-doping gives in-home testing a try

Posted at 6:17 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 06:17:51-04

Call it do-it-yourself drug testing. Fifteen American athletes are volunteering to administer their own anti-doping tests as part of a pilot project.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is looking for new ways to keep testing going now that the coronavirus has made it harder to collect urine and blood samples in person.

Sprinters Noah Lyles and Allyson Felix are among those participating.

The athletes themselves have to package the samples and send them in for analysis.

USADA CEO Travis Tygart says it's not an ideal system but it's a bold attempt to reimagine the testing process during these difficult times.