Every golfer passed Rio Olympics drug test

A total of 197 tests were performed at the Rio Games

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 4 Nov 2016

The International Golf Federation has confirmed there were no anti-doping violations during this year’s Olympic men’s and women’s golf competitions.

According to the IGF, a total of 197 tests were performed at the Rio Games with 98 for men and 99 for women between May 6 and August 21.

The IGF conducted 124 of the tests, the International Olympic Committee conducted 47 and each nation’s anti-doping organization (the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for US athletes) administered 26 tests.

A report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency last month said the testing methods used for all sports during the Games had “serious failings.”

According to the WADA report, there were almost 500 fewer tests conducted than organisers had planned during the Games; largely because of “untrained and inexperienced chaperones.”

 

 

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