House Committee Urges Investigation into Chinese Olympians for Doping

Legislators say the WADA report confirmed that 23 swimmers from China avoided U.S. sanctions.

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party has requested that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the International Olympics Committee investigate doping among Chinese swimmers ahead of the Paris Summer Olympics. The committee reviewed a report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) earlier this month that confirmed 23 Chinese swimmers avoided U.S. sanctions in 2021 after testing positive for a banned substance that artificially improves oxygen flow in the blood.

Representatives John Moolenaar of Michigan and Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, the leaders of the select committee, stated, “This scandal raises serious legal, ethical, and competitive concerns and may constitute a broader state-sponsored strategy by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to unfairly compete at the Olympic Games in ways Russia has previously done,” said US Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and John Moolenaar

“Our American athletes deserve to know they are competing on a clean and level playing field at the Paris Games this summer,” Congressman Moolenaar said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congressmen Krishnamoorthi and Moolenaar as they seek to ensure American athletes are able to compete in a fair competition.
  • For officials in the DOJ and IOC to be prudent as they consider the legislators’ request to investigate the doping allegation against Chinese athletes.

Sources: Reuters, CNN


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