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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Announces Third Quarter 2004 Testing Statistics

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) performed 1,725 drug tests in 66 sports during the period from July 1 through September 30, 2004 under its third quarter domestic testing program. Of those tests, 739 or approximately 43 percent were conducted without any prior notice to the athlete, either at the athlete’s home, training site, or other location. No-notice out-of-competition (OOC) testing is deemed by anti-doping leaders to be the most effective both in terms of detection and deterrence.

The balance of the tests included 228 classified as advance-notice out-of- competition tests conducted at training camps, and 758 in-competition tests conducted at 38 events. In addition to the tests completed under its own domestic program, USADA performed a total of 28 tests for the World Anti-Doping Agency, other national anti-doping agencies, and international federations. During the first nine months of the year, USADA has completed a total of 6,698 tests.

From the third quarter tests, USADA received 12 adverse laboratory reports. The detection of a prohibited substance by the laboratory may or may not ultimately result in a doping violation.

Out of the adverse laboratory reports, one was for prohibited anabolic agents; three were for stimulants; two were for Beta-2 agonists; and three were for cannabinoids. Three additional cases involved non-U.S. athletes and were referred to the athlete’s international federation for handling. Two adverse analytical findings were referred by international federations to USADA for adjudication.

There were 12 additional laboratory reports for athletes which had prior medical waivers on file for the use of a restricted/prohibited substance. These results are statistically reported as negative.

USADA is the independent anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the United States, and is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process for the Olympic movement in the United States. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

USADA announces its testing numbers four times annually. The statistics for doping violations including positive tests are announced at the time of the resolution and are on USADA’s website. For individual athlete testing history, visit the USADA web site at http://www.usantidoping.org.

THIRD QUARTER, 2004 U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY TESTING NUMBERS

 

SPORT

OOC1 OOC2

IC

Q3 TOTAL 2004 TOTAL

Archery

0

0

8

8

35

Badminton

2

0

10

12

21

Baseball

0

52

0

52

52

Basketball

6

29

0

35

106

Biathlon

16

0

0

16

32

Bobsled/Skeleton

33

0

0

33

77

Bowling

1

0

0

1

26

Boxing

4

0

0

4

97

Canoe/Kayak

11

0

0

11

143

Curling

2

0

0

2

25

Cycling

41

0

100

141

472

Diving

3

0

0

3

55

Equestrian

4

13

0

17

53

Fencing

2

0

0

2

81

Field Hockey

3

0

0

3

15

Figure Skating

9

0

0

9

54

Gymnastics

7

0

0

7

89

Ice Hockey

2

0

0

2

9

Judo

20

0

42

62

222

Karate

2

0

21

23

35

Luge

4

0

0

4

29

Modern Pentathlon

1

0

6

7

20

Paralympic Alpine Skiing

2

0

0

2

7

Paralympic Archery

2

0

5

7

11

Paralympic Athletics

11

28

23

62

112

Paralympic Basketball

3

11

0

14

49

Paralympic Boccia

3

0

0

3

4

Paralympic Bowling

0

0

0

0

4

Paralympic Cross-Country Skiing

2

0

0

2

4

Paralympic Cycling

6

0

0

6

51

Paralympic Equestrian

2

0

0

2

8

Paralympic Goalball

5

14

0

19

21

Paralympic Ice Sledge Hockey

3

0

0

3

6

Paralympic Judo

5

0

0

5

8

Paralympic Powerlifting

2

3

0

5

7

Paralympic Sailing

2

0

0

2

7

Paralympic Shooting

1

0

0

1

1

Paralympic Soccer

3

0

0

3

21

Paralympic Swimming

17

26

0

43

103

Paralympic Table Tennis

2

0

0

2

8

Paralympic Volleyball

5

22

0

27

35

Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing

2

8

0

10

13

Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby

1

0

0

1

30

Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis

1

0

0

1

17

Racquetball

2

0

0

2

8

Roller Sports

0

0

20

20

56

Rowing

43

0

0

43

286

Sailing

9

0

0

9

52

Shooting

12

0

0

12

74

Skiing/Snowboarding

48

0

0

48

230

Soccer

27

0

0

27

97

Softball

3

0

0

3

43

Speedskating

36

0

0

36

136

Squash

2

0

0

2

13

Swimming

69

0

128

197

630

Synchronized Swimming

3

0

0

3

49

Table Tennis

4

0

6

10

38

Taekwondo

13

0

0

13

117

Team Handball

3

0

0

3

28

Tennis

12

4

0

16

24

Track and Field 105

0

288

393

1,436

Triathlon

29

0

57

86

214

Volleyball

19

18

8

45

100

Water Polo

14

0

30

44

149

Water Skiing

0

0

6

6

9

Weightlifting

24

0

0

24

286

Wrestling

9

0

0

9

197

Third Quarter Total 739 228 758 1,725

6,547

 

KEY:

OOC1: Out-of-Competition Testing (no-notice)

OOC2: Out-of-Competition Testing (advance-notice and camps)

IC: In-Competition Testing

 

NOTE: In third quarter 2004, USADA completed 28 tests for the World Anti-Doping Agency, other national anti-doping agencies, and international federations. None of those 28 tests are included in the 1,725 third quarter tests performed by USADA under its domestic testing program. In the first three quarters of 2004, USADA performed a total of 151 tests for the World Anti-Doping Agency, other national anti-doping agencies, and international federations.


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