New Wada-report shows rise of doping cases in 2017

In 2017 there were 1804 doping cases, according to a new report from the Wada. It is a 13% more than in 2016. doping cases in international sports increased b

New Wada-report shows rise of doping cases in 2017

In 2017 there were 1804 doping cases, according to a new report from the Wada. It is a 13% more than in 2016.

doping cases in international sports increased by 13,1 percent in 2017. It shows a new report from The International anti-doping agency (Wada), which was published on Thursday.

Wada-the report reveals that anti-doping rules in 2017 was violated 1804 times. It was an increase compared to 2016, where there were 1595 cases, but a decrease from 2015, where the rules were broken the 1929 times.

the Cases involving people from 114 different nations across 93 sports.

The country that had the most violations of the rules, was Italy, with 171 cases, followed by France with 128 and the UNITED states with 103.

Russia, which earlier this month was ruled out for four years from the international sporting events of the Wada because of the manipulation of dopingdata, is in fifth place with 82 offences in 2017.

the Country's anti-doping agency (Rusada) said on Thursday that it does not agree with the decision on the exclusion from the Wada, and the case must therefore be tried by The International court of arbitration for sport (CAS).

Bodybuilding was the sport with the most doping cases in 2017, with 266, followed by athletics with 242 and cycling with 218.

the Majority of the violations (1459) in 2017 was revealed by means of the positive samples.

Director general of the Wada Olivier Niggli says that the testing of athletes before and after competitions continue to be extremely important in the fight against doping.

But at the same time, he stresses that investigations and police work are becoming more and more important tools in the attempt to reveal the scammers. This applies both to athletes and people who help the athletes with scams.

Episodes in the recent past has shown that intelligence becomes even more important in the fight to protect the clean athletes ' rights all over the world, says Olivier Niggli.

In total, were collected 245.232 the tests in 2017.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 16:00

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