July 15, 2008
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Statistics Released: Analysis by Laboratories and Testing by Anti-Doping Organizations

Pursuant to its responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), WADA publishes annually two sets of statistics, the first set is reported by anti-doping organizations (ADO) on testing performed, and the second set is reported by the accredited anti-doping laboratories on analysis performed.

As regards the Testing Statistics, section 14.4 of the Code states that “Anti-Doping Organizations shall, at least annually, publish publicly a general statistical report of their Doping Control activities with a copy provided to WADA.” Code Section 14.5 further states that “WADA shall act as the central clearing house for Doping Control Testing data” from anti-doping organizations and “shall, at least annually, publish statistical reports summarizing such information.” In accordance with these Code requirements, WADA has requested that all International Federations (IF) and National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) submit their testing data to WADA, and has published the data that has been received to date.

The 2007 Laboratory Analysis Statistics include analyses conducted by the 33 WADA-accredited laboratories for in- and out-of-competition testing. More than 25,000 more samples were analyzed in 2007 than in 2006; and there was a 0.5% increase in Adverse Analytical Findings—from 1.96% (2006) to 1.97% (2007).

It is important to note that the laboratories report Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF), i.e. the presence of prohibited substances or methods in samples. These are only analytical reports provided by the laboratories and are all subject to the results management process conducted by ADOs, which includes matching with Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and longitudinal studies. Therefore, the number of AAFs reported by laboratories may not correspond with the number of cases sanctioned (Anti-Doping Rule Violations, or ADRVs) by ADOs.

Click here for the ADO Testing Statistics page.

Click here for the Laboratory Analysis Statistics page.