USADA Releases First Quarter 2010 Doping Statistics

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the national organization charged with keeping the country’s sports clean of performance-enhancing drugs, recently released its report on testing and doping violations for the first quarter of 2010. The 1,868 doping control tests, across all sports, turned up seven infractions – three nonanalytical positives (proof of doping not derived from testing), one violation for an anabolic agent, one for a stimulant, one for an anabolic agent and stimulant, and one for marijuana.

The majority of those caught come from the world of track & field, with David Clinger the lone cyclist in the mix. Clinger received a two-year ban after testing positive for synthetic testosterone and modafinil. One violation was by Masters track (running) athlete Val Barnwell Masters, an additional indication after cyclist Kenny Williams was famously caught at last year’s Masters Track (cycling) Nationals,  that testing shouldn’t be limited to the Elite ranks.

Although cyclocross has remained relatively untainted by the specter of doping, the high-profile case of the U23 Szczepaniak brothers at the 2010 World Championships certainly brought those concerns to the forefront. It’s interesting to see, in the chart below, which sports tend to experience the most testing. Note that the “mainstream sports” like baseball and basketball both got big goose eggs, and football received a whopping four tests for the quarter. Major League Baseball, the NBA and NFL each has its own (seemingly ineffective) system in place.

More info on specific violations as well as the testing history of individual athletes are available on the USADA website.

From USADA:
In serving its mission to protect the integrity of competition, inspire a commitment to the core principles of true sport, and preserve the rights of U.S. athletes to compete healthy and clean, USADA works proactively through multiple programs, including: athlete and outreach education; out-of-competition, no-advance notice testing; in-competition testing; collaboration with law enforcement agencies; and worldwide cooperation with anti-doping authorities, to support clean athletes in their pursuit of level playing fields. Toward that end, USADA is pleased to share the following statistics and specific highlights for the first quarter of 2010.

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American Movements and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Testing Numbers First Quarter 2010

SportQ1 OOCQ1

IC

Q1 2010  TotalTotal
Archery2022
Badminton1011
Baseball0000
Basketball0000
Biathlon7202727
Bobsled & Skeleton3103131
Bowling2022
Boxing1901919
Canoe & Kayak3103131
Climbing0000
Cheerleading0000
Curling6121818
Cycling14644190190
Dance0000
Diving5162121
Equestrian2355
Fencing3033
Field Hockey5055
Figure Skating24305454
Football0444
Gymnastics1801818
Ice Hockey6006060
Judo8088
Karate2022
Luge1701717
Modern Pentathlon3033
Motocross0000
Racquetball1011
Roller Sports2022
Rowing7407474
Rugby1201212
Sailing6121818
Shooting6066
Skiing & Snowboarding4479123123
Soccer2702727
Softball7077
Speedskating2302323
Squash1011
Supercross0333
Swimming19728225225
Synchronized Swimming4131717
Table Tennis2022
Taekwondo1161717
Team Handball0000
Tennis0000
Track & Field409110519519
Triathlon5486262
Volleyball1001010
Water Polo1401414
Water Skiing2022
Weightlifting48156363
Wrestling4404444
Paralympic Alpine Skiing561111
Paralympic Archery1011
Paralympic Basketball4044
Paralympic Boccia0000
Paralympic Curling0000
Paralympic Cycling2022
Paralympic Equestrian1011
Paralympic Fencing1011
Paralympic Goalball2022
Paralympic Judo1011
Paralympic Nordic Skiing1011
Paralympic Powerlifting0000
Paralympic Rowing2022
Paralympic Rugby3033
Paralympic Sailing2022
Paralympic Shooting0000
Paralympic Sled Hockey0000
Paralympic Soccer2022
Paralympic Swimming10152525
Paralympic Table Tennis0000
Paralympic Tennis2022
Paralympic Track & Field1101111
Paralympic Volleyball2244
Quarterly Subtotals:1,4324361,8681,868

2010 Testing

Q1 TOTAL

USADA Tests:

OOC 1,432                                                   1,432

IC 436                                                       436

Total USADA Tests            1,868                                   1,868

KEY

OOC: Out-of-Competition Testing (no advance notice)

IC: In-Competition Testing

 

 

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