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February 12, 2010
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WADA at Olympic and Paralympic Games

Dates: Olympic Games - February 12-28, 2010
           Paralympic Games - March 12-21, 2010

Location: Vancouver, Canada



 

This section outlines WADA’s role at the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are responsible for anti-doping, including testing and results management, at their respective Games.

The IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Vancouver Olympic Games can be found here.

The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Anti-Doping Documents can be consulted here.


WADA assumes a number of roles in the lead-up to, and during, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These include:

  • Pre-Games testing
  • Potential review of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
  • Right to appeal decisions
  • Independent Observer (IO) Missions
  • Athlete Outreach


WADA has published a special issue of its flagship magazine, Play True, outlining these roles and presenting members of the IO and Athlete Outreach Teams in Vancouver.

Along with regular features, such as editorials from WADA's President John Fahey and Director General David Howman, Play True also contains contributions from the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) on their commitment to anti-doping, as well as a profile of the WADA accredited anti-doping laboratory responsible for analyzing doping control samples collected as part of the Games.

Explore the online version of Play True by clicking on the image.

Click here to read the pdf version.