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USADA Announces 3rd Quarter 2008 Program Stats

In serving its mission to preserve the well being of Olympic sport and the integrity of competition, as well as ensure the health of all 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 the third quarter of 2008, USADA’s Education programming reached out to more than 2,705 individual elite athletes, junior athletes, athlete support, and NGB staff, in twelve (12) cities across ten (10) states, representing more than thirteen (13) sports. These programs encompassed club events, athletic summits, symposiums, training camps, development camps, and coach’s conferences.

Calls to the Drug Reference Line were 451 for the quarter, with approximately 36,850 documented inquiries made to the Drug Reference Online service for the year to date.

USADA performed a total of 1,910 doping control tests in the third quarter (July 1 – September 30) of 2008. Of those tests, 1,789 were domestic tests and 121 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 1,297 (72%) 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 1,297 OOC tests in the third quarter of 2008, 41 were carried out at camps. During this period, USADA also enlisted the assistance of international agencies to perform thirteen (13) tests on U.S. athletes living or training abroad.

In-Competition (IC) tests at 26 competitions around the U.S. accounted for 492 (28%) of the testing numbers in the third quarter. In addition, USADA was contracted to provide doping-control services for 70 user-pay tests at 10 sport events throughout the United States.

USADA announced six (6) anti-doping rules violations in the third quarter of 2008, including one (1) lifetime suspension for a non-analytical positive of a coach, two (2) suspensions for THC, one (1) suspension for Boldenone and 19-Norandrosterone, and two (2) public warnings for Triamcinolone Acetonide.

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. USADA 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 OOC Q3 In

Comp

Q3

Camp

Q3

Total

Sport
Archery

2

16 1

0

0

1

Badminton

2

5

2

6

0

8

Baseball

0

6

15

0

24 39
Basketball

8

45 4

0

0

4

Biathlon 22

5

11

0

0

11
Bobsled & Skeleton 34 41 56

0

0

56
Bowling

0

0

3 10

0

13
Boxing 56 10 10

0

0

10
Canoe & Kayak 40 66 21

4

0

25
Curling 17

6

6

0

0

6

Cycling 283 192 90 146

0

236
Diving

5

51 4

0

0

4

Equestrian 12 39 6

0

0

6

Fencing

7

53 5

0

0

5

Field Hockey

6

17 8

0

0

8

Figure Skating 36

8

17

0

0

17
Gymnastics 18 60 25

0

0

25
Ice Hockey

7

5

6

0

0

6

Judo 20 70 22

0

0

22
Karate

2

5

3

7

0

10
Luge 14

4

2

0

0

2

Modern Pentathlon

4

10 3

0

0

3

Racquetball

1

3

2

0

0

2

Roller Sports

5

21 2

8

0

10
Rowing 71 146 67

0

0

67
Sailing 15 19 15

0

0

15
Shooting 37 59 21

0

0

21
Skiing &

Snowboarding

225 34 71

0

0

71
Soccer 30 64 25

0

10 35
Softball

7

39 4

0

0

4

Speedskating 75 42 67 12

0

79
Squash

2

3

0

0

0

0

Swimming 207 214 115 139

0

254
Synchronized

Swimming

5

10 4

0

0

4

Table Tennis

0

5

3

6

0

9

Taekwondo

4

12 4 16

0

20
Team Handball

4

6

1

0

0

1

Tennis 10

7

15

0

0

15
Track & Field 398 699 275 143

0

418
Triathlon 37 110 32 44

0

76
Volleyball 16 43 31

0

0

31
Water Polo

7

43 10

0

0

10
Water Skiing

3

2

6

0

0

6

Weightlifting 92 66 43

0

0

43
Wrestling 134 89 38

0

0

38
Paralympic Alpine

Skiing

6

6

4

0

0

4

Paralympic Archery

2

0

10

0

0

10
Paralympic

Basketball

6

40 4

0

0

4

Paralympic Boccia

0

0

1

0

0

1

Paralympic Curling

1

0

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Cycling

9

21 10

0

0

10
Paralympic Equestrian

2

6

1

0

0

1

Paralympic Fencing

0

0

5

0

0

5

Paralympic Goalball

3

0

8

0

7

15
Paralympic Judo

1

2

7

0

0

7

Paralympic Nordic

Skiing

8

2

0

0

0

0

Paralympic

Powerlifting

1

0

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Rowing

2

7

6

0

0

6

Paralympic Rugby

5

19 4

0

0

4

Paralympic Sailing

2

1

7

0

0

7

Paralympic

Shooting

0

0

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Sled

Hockey

13 15 7

0

0

7

Paralympic Soccer

2

3

1

0

0

1

Paralympic

Swimming

12 71 12 13

0

25
Paralympic Table Tennis

1

0

4

0

0

4

Paralympic Tennis

2

0

11

0

0

11
Paralympic Track &

Field

20 62 17

0

0

17
Paralympic Volleyball

2

0

13

0

0

13
Quarterly

Subtotals:

2080 2705 1307 554 41 1902
Other Sport Federations
Australian Rules

Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ballroom Dancing

0

8

0

0

0

0

Billiards

0

0

0

2

0

2

Bocce

0

0

0

0

0

0

Body Building

0

0

0

0

0

0

Climbing

0

2

0

0

0

0

Deaf Sport

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motocross

0

0

0

6

0

6

Netball

0

0

0

0

0

0

Orienteering

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Blind

Bowling

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Bowls

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rugby 41 12 0

0

0

0

Quarterly

Subtotals:

41 22 0

8

0

8

 

Grand Totals: 2121 2727 1307 562 41 1910

 

KEY:

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

CAMP: Out-of-Competition Camp Testing

In Comp or IC: In-Competition Testing

2008 Testing

Q1

Q2

Q3 Total
USADA Tests
OOC 1,091 1,309 1,256 3,656
OOC Camp 0 122 41 163
IC 684 1,120 492 2,296
Total 1,775 2,551 1,789 6,115

 

User Pay Tests

OOC

277

89

51

417
OOC Camp

0

0

0

0

IC

69

87

70

226
Total

346

176

121

643

 

2,121                2,727                1,910                6,758


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