London 2012 plans for record 5,000 doping tests

Record number of athletes to be tested prior to 2012 games


Associated Press
April 7, 2010 7:02PM (UTC)

London Olympic organizers say a record 5,000 doping tests will be carried out at the 2012 Games.

The local organizing committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Britain's anti-doping body and will implement the testing program under the authority of the International Olympic Committee.

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London 2012 director of sport Debbie Jevans says the size of the testing program will give a "strong message that drug cheats are not welcome at the London Games."

UK Anti-Doping will train anti-doping officials and assist them during the event to carry out a 10 percent increase on the 4,500 tests conducted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


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