IOC Publishes Anti-Doping Rules For Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has released its official manual of anti-doping rules for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

The 40-page document follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, and also references the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for agents that are banned for Olympic athletes.

You can check out the full document here.

The official Olympic rules take effect on July 24 (the day the Olympic Athletes’ Village opens) to August 21 (the date of the closing ceremony).

The IOC rules allow the Olympic committee to test any athlete at any time or place during that period. As there are typically under WADA rules, there will be “in competition” tests (administered after an athlete finishes their race, for example) and “out of competition” tests (where doping control agents find an athlete in the Olympic village or anywhere else for a doping test).

Athletes are required to file “whereabouts information,” which tells the IOC where they will be for a certain period of time each day, so that doping control agents can find them easily if an out-of-competition test is required.

The full rulebook also runs through more particulars about where samples will be tested (only WADA-approved anti-doping labs can test samples) and the IOC’s ability to store samples for longer periods of time, among other things.

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