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    • FIS Anti-Doping testing programme 2013/14

      April 23, 2014

      During the 2013/2014 season, FIS performed as many as 1'379 out-of-competition tests, including blood and urine tests (354 with EPO analysis) as well as blood passport samples. These numbers include the pre-competition blood testing conducted at selected World Cup events. In addition, WADA conducted another 295 out-of-competition tests on FIS athletes during the same time. WADA's out-of-competition testing included blood and urine (including EPO analysis) controls.
      Additionally 635 in-competition tests were completed by FIS at World Cup events, whereby 70 samples were additionally analysed for EPO. These numbers include the pre-competition blood controls which were carried out at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014, where FIS conducted a full-field Blood Testing programme on all Cross-Country and Nordic Combined skiers.
      In addition to these, a large number of doping controls were carried out by the National Anti-Doping Agencies both in and out-of-competition.
      The overall investment by FIS in its Anti-Doping programme during the 2013/2014 season amounted to approximately CHF 1.5 million. This includes both the in-and out-of-competition testing programmes and various preventive, informational and educational efforts.
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