The ruling body IAAF has conducted almost 600 drug tests at the
world athletics championships, its anti-doping operations director
Gabriel Dolle said.
Dolle told reporters that the IAAF has conducted 450 out-of
competition blood tests from August 11 onwards and 140 urine tests
in and out of competition so far.
None of them has returned positive.
The IAAF plans more than 1 000 tests overall around the August
Dolle also said that the IAAF plans to introduce a blood
passport by next year and is already gathering date from 120 top
athletes for the purpose, and that from suspicious athletes for
Dolle said that the IAAF wants a watertight system in place
before officially starting the screening programme, saying that
sufficient data in the profile and juridical support were key
elements. – (Sapa, August 2009)
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