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USADA Announces First Quarter Testing Numbers for 2008

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) performed a total of 2,121 dopingcontrol tests in the first quarter (January 1- March 31) of 2008, including 1,775 domestic tests. Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing, widely considered to be the most effective method of deterrence, comprised

61.5 percent (1,091) of USADA’s first-quarter domestic tests. The 684 In-Competition (IC) tests accounted for the remaining 38.5 percent of USADA’s domestic numbers.

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 1,368 OOC tests in the first quarter of 2008, there were no tests were carried out at camps.

In total, USADA conducted 753 IC tests at 41 competitions in the United States, including five events for which USADA was contracted to provide doping-control services. In the first quarter, USADA administered 346 tests on U.S. and non-U.S. athletes in the United States on behalf of other anti-doping and sports organizations. During the same period USADA enlisted the assistance of international agencies to perform 45 tests on U.S. athletes living or training abroad.

USADA announced three anti-doping rules violations in the first quarter of 2008, including one suspension for bennzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine), one suspension for cannabis and one suspension for a refusal to test.

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.

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.

FIRST QUARTER 2008 U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY TESTING NUMBERS

 

Sport Q1 OOC Q1 In

Comp

Q1

Camp

Total
Archery

2

0

0

2

Badminton

2

0

0

2

Baseball

0

0

0

0

Basketball

8

0

0

8

Biathlon

12

10

0

22

Bobsled & Skeleton

34

0

0

34

Bowling

0

0

0

0

Boxing

12

44

0

56

Canoe & Kayak

40

0

0

40

Curling

5

12

0

17

Cycling 247

36

0

283
Diving

5

0

0

5

Equestrian

12

0

0

12

Fencing

7

0

0

7

Field Hockey

6

0

0

6

Figure Skating

16

20

0

36

Gymnastics

18

0

0

18

Ice Hockey

7

0

0

7

Judo

20

0

0

20

Karate

2

0

0

2

Luge

2

12

0

14

Modern Pentathlon

4

0

0

4

Racquetball

1

0

0

1

Roller Sports

5

0

0

5

Rowing

71

0

0

71

Sailing

9

6

0

15

Shooting

10

27

0

37

Skiing & Snowboarding

35

190

0

225
Soccer

30

0

0

30

Softball

7

0

0

7

Speedskating

44

31

0

75

Squash

2

0

0

2

Swimming 147

60

0

207
Synchronized Swimming

5

0

0

5

Table Tennis

0

0

0

0

Taekwondo

4

0

0

4

Team Handball

4

0

0

4

Tennis

10

0

0

10

Track & Field 289 109

0

398
Triathlon

37

0

0

37

Volleyball

16

0

0

16

Water Polo

7

0

0

7

Water Skiing

3

0

0

3

Weightlifting

32

60

0

92

Wrestling

45

89

0

134
Paralympic Alpine Skiing

6

0

0

6

Paralympic Archery

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Basketball

6

0

0

6

Paralympic Boccia

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Curling

1

0

0

1

Paralympic Cycling

9

0

0

9

Paralympic Equestrian

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Fencing

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Goalball

3

0

0

3

Paralympic Judo

1

0

0

1

Paralympic Nordic Skiing

4

4

0

8

Paralympic Powerlifting

1

0

0

1

Paralympic Rowing

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Rugby

5

0

0

5

Paralympic Sailing

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Shooting

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Sled Hockey

5

8

0

13

Paralympic Soccer

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Swimming

12

0

0

12

Paralympic Table Tennis

1

0

0

1

Paralympic Tennis

2

0

0

2

Paralympic Track & Field

20

0

0

20

Paralympic Volleyball

2

0

0

2

Other Sport Federations
Australian Rules Football

0

0

0

0

Ballroom Dancing

0

0

0

0

Bocce

0

0

0

0

Body Building

0

0

0

0

Climbing

0

0

0

0

Deaf Sport

0

0

0

0

Netball

0

0

0

0

Orienteering

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Blind Bowling

0

0

0

0

Paralympic Bowls

0

0

0

0

Rugby

6

35

0

41

Totals:

1368 753

0

2121

 

KEY:

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

CAMP: Out-of-Competition Camp Testing

IC: In-Competition Testing

2008 Testing

USADA Tests
Q1                                            Total

OOC                            1091                                         1091

OOC Camp                        0                                              0

IC                                  684                                           684

 

OOC 277

277

OOC Camp

0

0

IC 69

69

Total 346

346

 

Total                            1775                                         1775 User Pay Tests


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