Sport and Sport Disciplines
For the first time, the Reports include data from each discipline that contributes to the totals for each sport. Therefore the sports data is now differentiated by those disciplines which are included within the associated International Federation’s (IF) governance based on the structure provided by the sport-discipline codes in ADAMS (as determined by the IF). As a result, the Olympic sport figures in Table 1 no longer include sports within the Olympic program emanating from University or Professional sport disciplines, and only include those disciplines that are likely under the governance of the relevant International Federation, thus providing more accurate data than previously with respect to the relevant International Federations.
For example, the testing figures in the Olympic sport “Rugby” include only data from the disciplines Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens which are under the auspices of the International Rugby Board. Other disciplines categorized under Rugby such as Rugby League, Beach Rugby, Touch Football are included in “Other Sports”. Furthermore, the Testing Authority Tables in ”the Testing Authority” Report clearly differentiate the TAs that contributed to the Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens data (e.g. International Rugby Board, each NADO, etc). ADOs using ADAMS also have the ability to further clarify testing conducted under the umbrella of their organization.
Sports for Athletes with an Impairment
The Sports categories in this Report have been expanded from 2012 to include "International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sports" and "Sports for Athletes with an Impairment" in addition to the categories "Olympic sports", "IOC recognized sports", “AIMS sports” (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord, i.e. non-IOC recognized sports which are members of SportAccord) and "Other sports". These comprise the bulk of the data reported into ADAMS. It should be noted that while each sample recorded in ADAMS includes sport and discipline (as noted in the accompanying Doping Control Form), the samples reported in each sport may belong to different Testing Authorities which could include different International Federations.
While EPO testing figures in urine were compiled the same way as previous reports, the status of EPO tests (including CERA) conducted in blood could not be compiled in 2013 since the ADAMS structure to report this testing was not available in a standardized way. Future reports, however, will be able to compile this information from an updated version of ADAMS. For the last few years WADA has been encouraging ADOs to conduct more blood testing and, in the 2013 Report, the number of blood tests carried out is included. As a result, the anti-doping community will now be able to compare blood testing figures between 2010 (when the blood data was first compiled) and subsequent years.
At the time of report compilation, there was a lower number of hGH test results recorded into ADAMS for blood samples received in 2013 by the Laboratories when compared to the 2012 Report. This is likely to be due to the delay of hGH testing and reporting the new decision limits were established earlier in 2014. WADA encouraged Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) to continue collecting samples for analysis and expects that the test results will be reported by the Laboratories shortly since the new hGH decision limits have only been recently established.