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Sport Ireland. (2020) Sport Ireland anti-doping review 2019. Dublin: Sport Ireland.

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2019 was a busy year for the Anti-Doping Programme. The number of blood and urine samples collected, from 36 different sports, climbed to 1,303, a 17% increase on 2018. And crucially, out of competition samples accounted for 79% of the samples collected. There were 5 adverse analytical findings, along with 2 other anti-doping rule violation cases in 2019. Three of the 7 have been have been announced, while the other 4 are pending.

The numbers, while low, are still somewhat higher than in previous years, perhaps reflecting the increased levels of testing. But whatever the reason, any adverse finding presents a challenge, a challenge to ensure that every athlete in every sport understands fully both their responsibility to compete clean and also how they can ensure they are actually doing so. We can only meet that challenge through the provision of widespread athlete education…..

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
April 2020
36 p.
Sport Ireland
Corporate Creators
Sport Ireland
Place of Publication
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