Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law in U.S.

The law targets people who would skirt doping regulations in international competitions, but it does not apply to major American leagues like the N.F.L. and Major League Baseball.

Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law In U.s.

The New York Times – by Kevin Draper

A man in Texas on Wednesday became the first person charged under a new federal law that makes it a crime to enable doping in international sports competitions. The man, Eric Lira, described by prosecutors as a “naturopathic therapist,” is accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to at least two athletes, including at least one sprinter who used them to bolster her performance at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.

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