Doping undermines trust in the results of international sports competitions. Combating doping is an important step that will protect sports competitions’ results and ensure that athletes are competing on fair playing fields. Expanding U.S. legal institutions’ jurisdiction to punish these crimes is justified given that the U.S. is the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) biggest funder.
Expanding U.S. jurisdiction to prosecute doping at the international level steps on other nations’ toes, and won’t be tolerated by other countries. Rather than relying on U.S. legal institutions to punish doping, the U.S. should instead help strength the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which is explicitly set up to investigate and punish doping in international sport.