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USADA Announces 2008 Program Statistics

In serving its mission to preserve the well being of Olympic sport and the integrity of competition, as well as ensure the rights and health of all clean athletes, USADA works proactively through multiple programs, including education; out-of- competition, no-advance notice testing; in-competition testing; and collaboration with law enforcement agencies, and worldwide networking with anti-doping entities, to identify and adjudicate those who would attempt to undermine clean sport.

During 2008, USADA’s Education programming reached out to more than 15,840 individual elite athletes, junior athletes, athlete support, and NGB staff, in forty-one (41) cities across twenty-three

(23) states, representing more than thirty-five (35) sports. These programs encompassed club events, athletic summits, symposiums, training camps, development camps, and coach’s conferences.

For 2008 the Drug Reference Online received 45,971 search inquiries, the Drug Reference Line received 2,068 call inquiries, and an additional 460 direct general inquiries were made.

USADA tested athletes in 69 Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American sports plus athletes from 4 other sport federations in 2008.

USADA performed a total of 8,532 doping control tests in 2008. Of those tests, 7,690 were domestic tests and 842 were tests administered on U.S. and non-U.S. athletes in the United States on behalf of other anti-doping and sports organizations.

Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing accounted for 5,047 (66%) of the total testing number. OOC testing typically occurs at the athlete’s home, training facility or other location and is performed with no advance notice to the athlete; however, some OOC tests are coordinated during team training

camps. Of the 5,047 OOC tests in 2008, 163 were carried out at camps. During this period, USADA also enlisted the assistance of international agencies to perform 75 tests on U.S. athletes living or training abroad.

In-Competition (IC) tests at 149 competitions around the U.S. accounted for 2,643 (34%) of the testing numbers in 2008.

In addition, USADA was contracted to provide doping-control services for 310 user-pay tests at 36 sport events throughout the United States.

In the fourth quarter (October 1 – December 31) of 2008, USADA conducted 1,571 domestic tests, 1,224 (78%) of which were OOC tests; 347 (22%) in-competition tests comprised the remainder of the tests.

For 2008, USADA announced a total of 25 anti-doping rules violations. USADA announced five (5) anti-doping rules violations in the fourth quarter of 2008, including one (1) suspension for exogenous testosterone, one (1) suspension for THC, one (1) suspension for Hydrochlorothiazide and

Chlorothiazide, one (1) suspension for failing to comply with testing requirements on three separate occasions within an 18-month period, and one (1) suspension for EPO.

USADA announces its testing numbers quarterly. Individual cases of alleged doping violations are announced at the time of the resolution. For the testing history of individual athletes, visit the USADA Web site at www.usantidoping.org.

 

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

 

2008 U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY TESTING NUMBERS

 

Sport

Q1

Total

Q2

Total

Q3

Total

Q4

OOC

Q4 In

Comp

Q4

Camp

Q4

Total

Total
Archery

2

16

1

2

0

0

2

21

Badminton

2

5

8

3

0

0

3

18

Baseball

0

6

39

3

0

0

3

48

Basketball

8

45

4

0

0

0

0

57

Biathlon

22

5

11

6

0

0

6

44

Bobsled & Skeleton

34

41

59

53

16

0

69

203

Bowling

0

0

13

3

0

0

3

16

Boxing

56

10

10

6

0

0

6

82

Canoe & Kayak

40

66

25

14

0

0

14

145

Curling

17

6

6

4

0

0

4

33

Cycling

283192236

95

70

0

165

876

Diving

5

51

4

5

0

0

5

65

Equestrian

12

39

6

2

0

0

2

59

Fencing

7

53

5

5

0

0

5

70

Field Hockey

6

17

8

6

0

0

6

37

Figure Skating

36

8

17

12

8

0

20

81

Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gymnastics

18

60

25

17

0

0

17

120

Ice Hockey

7

5

6

13

8

0

21

39

Judo

20

70

22

3

0

0

3

115

Karate

2

5

10

5

0

0

5

22

Luge

14

4

2

6

0

0

6

26

Modern Pentathlon

4

10

3

2

0

0

2

19

Motocross

0

0

6

0

0

0

0

6

Racquetball

1

3

2

2

0

0

2

8

Roller Sports

5

21

10

10

0

0

10

46

Rowing

71

146

68

73

0

0

73

358

Sailing

15

19

15

5

0

0

5

54

Shooting

37

59

21

23

0

0

23

140

Skiing &

Snowboarding

225

34

70

59

36

0

95

424

Soccer

30

64

35

14

0

0

14

143

Softball

7

39

4

1

0

0

1

51

Speedskating

75

42

79

44

80

0

124

320

Squash

2

3

0

1

0

0

1

6

Swimming207214254186

56

0

242

917

Synchronized

Swimming

5

10

4

6

0

0

6

25

Table Tennis

0

5

9

2

0

0

2

16

Taekwondo

4

12

20

7

0

0

7

43

Team Handball

4

6

1

2

0

0

2

13

Tennis

10

7

16

7

0

0

7

40

Track & Field398699418403

47

0

4501965
Triathlon

37

110

76

38

70

0

108

331

Volleyball

16

43

31

11

0

0

11

101

Water Polo

7

43

10

24

0

0

24

84

Water Skiing

3

2

6

5

0

0

5

16

Weightlifting

92

66

43

45

15

0

60

261

Wrestling134

89

38

22

0

0

22

283

Paralympic Alpine

Skiing

6

6

4

6

15

0

21

37

Paralympic Archery

2

0

10

3

0

0

3

15

Paralympic

Basketball

6

40

4

5

0

0

5

55

Paralympic Boccia

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Paralympic Curling

1

0

0

0

6

0

6

7

Paralympic Cycling

9

21

10

11

0

0

11

51

Paralympic

Equestrian

2

6

1

0

0

0

0

9

Paralympic Fencing

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

5

Paralympic Goalball

3

0

15

5

0

0

5

23

Paralympic Judo

1

2

7

1

0

0

1

11

Paralympic Nordic

Skiing

8

2

0

4

0

0

4

14

Paralympic

Powerlifting

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

3

Paralympic Rowing

2

7

6

2

0

0

2

17

Paralympic Rugby

5

19

4

5

0

0

5

33

Paralympic Sailing

2

1

7

2

0

0

2

12

Paralympic

Shooting

0

0

2

1

0

0

1

3

Paralympic Sled

Hockey

13

15

7

3

0

0

3

38

Paralympic Soccer

2

3

1

2

0

0

2

8

Paralympic

Swimming

12

71

25

9

0

0

9

117

Paralympic Table

Tennis

1

0

4

1

0

0

1

6

Paralympic Tennis

2

0

11

3

0

0

3

16

Paralympic Track &

Field

20

62

17

11

0

0

11

110

Paralympic

Volleyball

2

0

13

2

0

0

2

17

Quarterly

Subtotals:

2080270519121331

427

0

17588455

 

Other Sport

Federations

Australian Rules

Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ballroom Dancing

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

8

Billiards

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

Bocce

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Body Building

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Climbing

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

Deaf Sport

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Life Saving

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Netball

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Orienteering

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Blind

Bowling

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rugby

41

12

0

8

4

0

12

65

Paralympic Bowls

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Quarterly

Subtotals:

41

22

2

8

4

0

12

77

 

Grand Totals:2121272719141339

431

0

17708532

 

KEY:

OOC: Out-of-Competition Testing (no advance notice)

CAMP: Out-of-Competition Camp Testing

IC: In-Competition Testing

 

2008 Testing

Q1

Q2

Q3Q4Total
USADA Tests
OOC1,0911,3091,2601,2244,884
OOC Camp0122410163
IC6841,1204923472,643
Total1,7752,5511,7931,5717,690

 

User Pay Tests

OOC277

89

51

115

532
OOC Camp

0

0

0

0

0

IC

69

87

70

84

310
Total

346

176

121

199

842

 

 

2,121               2,727               1,914               1,770                        8,532


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