Participation in testing took more than six thousand athletes from 61 countries
In Korea already waiting for athletes and fans. AFP photo
National anti-doping organization and international Federation of winter sports has spent more than 14 thousand doping tests from April to December 2017 to ensure the “purity” of the Olympic games in 2018 in Pyeongchang, according the IOC.
Participation in testing took more than six thousand athletes from 61 countries. Compared to the same period in 2016, the number of tests increased by 70%.
“Protecting the clean athletes by anti-doping is a top priority for the IOC. The sporting integrity of the game is vital and we strive to work with our partners to ensure that the Olympics in Pyeongchang will be a level playing field for all clean athletes,” said Director of the medical Department of the IOC Richard Badgett.
Recall that the IOC Executive Board on 5 December adopted a decision on the admission of clean athletes to the Olympics in 2018 under the Olympic flag under certain conditions and in the status of “Olympic athletes of Russia”. The award ceremonies will play the Olympic anthem.