Surprise dope tests at winter Olympics

Updated: 05 November 2007 13:44 IST

More doping tests will be conducted at the 2010 Winter Olympics than at the 2006 Turin Games and will extend into the athletes' village and residences.

Vancouver:

More doping tests will be conducted at the 2010 Winter Olympics than at the 2006 Turin Games and the search for cheats will extend into the athletes' village, training centers and even private residences.

"We will test any time, any where," Jeremy Luke, the director of anti-doping for the Vancouver Olympic Games Organising Committee, said on Friday. "We want to do everything possible to have a clean games."

VANOC plans to conduct about 2,000 tests for performance enhancing drugs during the games, Luke said. That's an increase from the 1,200 tests performed in Turin.

In the past, selected athletes were usually tested following competitions.

In Vancouver, the tests will be expanded to include training centers and any place where athletes live. Another 450 tests will be conducted during the Paralympics.

Topics : Athletics Olympics 2012 India New Zealand
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