22 December 2011

IOC releases Anti-Doping Rules for London 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released its Anti-Doping Rules for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

All athletes competing in London will be subject to testing as outlined in the Anti-Doping Rules, which have been drafted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

The Rules will cover the period from the opening of the Athletes’ Village on July 16, until the day of the closing ceremony, Aug. 12.

These dates define what will be known as the ‘in-competition period’, which means that all substances and methods on the List are prohibited.

Furthermore, during this period all athletes will be subject to doping controls initiated by the IOC at any time or place, with no advance notice required to be given.