IAAF 2009 Doping Control Statistics released

March 5, 2009

Doping

Source: http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090226.wsptjamaica26/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090226.wsptjamaica26; http://www.iaaf.org/antidoping/news/newsid=49573.html

IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations has released their 2008 Annual Doping Control Statistics. These can be downloaded here: http://www.iaaf.org/antidoping/news/newsid=49478.html

The top 5 most tested nations, out-of-competition, are:

  1. Russia
  2. Belarus
  3. USA
  4. China
  5. Jamaica

In defending the use of the tests, Dick Lamick (IAAF President) has stated that it is important that athletes are tested and to that end, the World Championships at Berlin will have 300 more test than last summer’s Olympics in Beijing. While Lamick also acknowledges the burden that the controversial WADA Whereabouts system places on athletes, the IAAF fully supports the scheme as a necessary evil in the fight against drug cheats.

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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