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World Anti-Doping Agency director David Howman is known for his straight talk about drugs in sports, but in 2012 it was Tygart, 41, who became the face of the fight against doping. His agency's investigation of Lance Armstrong—amid character attacks and death threats against Tygart, and despite efforts to remove USADA's funding—proved that no athlete is above the rules.
38 MARK EMMERT
He hasn't exactly distinguished himself in his three years on the job: Promised reforms have been slow in coming; the botched Miami investigation is a source of embarrassment; and lawsuits threaten the very existence of the organization (see No. 43). Still, the 60-year-old presides—today, anyway—over the governing body for college sports, which remain a growth sector.
39 JOHN RICCITIELLO
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