Fiji Time: 1:29 PM on Saturday 1 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Sochi Games sees record number of doping tests

Afp
Thursday, February 27, 2014

BERLIN - A record 2667 doping tests took place at the Winter Games in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday.

From the opening of the Olympic village on January 30 to the last day of competition on February 23, there were 2190 urine tests and 477 blood tests.

Of the checks made, 1421 were done before competition began - an increase of 60 per cent compared to the Vancouver Winter Games of 2010. In Canada, there were a total of 2149 doping tests.

All samples taken have been frozen and the IOC says they will be stored for 10 years - longer than the previous eight years - to enable future testing should new technology become available.

In Sochi, there were six positive tests including German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61530.5963
JPY 59.284856.2848
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65180.6268
USD 0.47520.4582

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Family, friends farewell Senimoli
  2. 80,000 mentally ill in Fiji
  3. Hope for quick recovery
  4. New facilities for Votualevu school students
  5. Milling woes
  6. Fire destroys home
  7. Giants of Fiji soccer
  8. Micro-business grant distributed
  9. 180,000 for event
  10. Litter issue a concern

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  9. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)