The WSJ has an article today by Matthew Futterman in its paper that in the print edition has a title of "How to fix the doping for under $100 million" (The online title sucks - "Why the Anti-Doping Effort Needs an Overhaul").
I liked it and here are the key points.
Tygart said an international antidoping organization with teeth would cost between $75-$100 million annually. Here is his math: USADA oversees the testing for about 2,500 athletes with an annual budget of about $13 million. There are about 13,000 Olympic athletes each quadrennial. A testing program that would oversee those athletes and up-and-comers would include perhaps 20,000-25,000 athletes. Taking into account certain economies of scale and relying on certain national antidoping agencies that have proven reliable, a world-wide organization could operate effectively at less than eight-times USADAâ€™s budget.
As for funding, the IOC has $8 billion coming its way through 2032 from NBCUniversal alone. FIFA has cash reserves of about $1.4 billion. The NBAâ€”basketball is a big-time Olympic sportâ€”takes in more than $5 billion annually. Taxpayers fund the police. Why should big-time sport be any different?