Biological Passport, Special Analyses, Re-Testing

Monte-Carlo, July 25, 2012: Within days of the start of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is pleased to announce the latest successes in its fight against doping in Athletics, serving a warning to all those who attempt to cheat their sport and their fellow competitors that they will be caught.
The Athlete Biological Passport and the re-testing of samples through special analyses (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, Growth Hormones) have uncovered sophisticated doping by a total of 9 athletes.

The details of these cases can be read on the IAAF website via the two links – Six new athletes sanctioned under the IAAF Athlete Biological Passport programme
Re-analysis of 2011 IAAF World Championships samples finds three further cases of doping.

“Today’s announcements underline the IAAF’s continued and unwavering campaign against doping in Athletics,” commented IAAF President Lamine Diack. “They demonstrate the IAAF’s commitment to use advanced methods to detect doping and to enforce increased sanctions when justified. We will not stint in our resolve to do everything in our power to eradicate cheating.”

In addition to the usual extensive anti-doping programme which is carried out at all major Championships and Games, 200 Athlete Biological Passport tests will be carried out in the sport of Athletics in London.

London 2012 Athletics Statistics Book available for download

Monte Carlo – July 25, 2012: The Athletics Statistics Handbook for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 (Athletics Competitions, 3 to 12 Aug) is now available for download from the IAAF website.

Produced in collaboration with LOCOG and the Association of Track & Field Statisticians (ATFS) and edited by renowned statistician Mark Butler, the 386-page book is nothing short of a tantalizing historical and statistical feast of Olympic Athletics facts for media and fans alike.

The book, divided into two sections, can be downloaded in pdf format from the ‘General Information’ of the IAAF’s dedicated London 2012 Athletics site via the following link – —- IAAF

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