The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 3 April 2017 published its third annual Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Report.
The Report is the first set of Anti-Doping Rule Violation statistics under the revised World Anti-Doping Code.
An ADRV is a doping offence committed by an athlete or athlete support person, which results in certain consequences or sanctions.
Key highlights of the Report
• The Report elucidates doping offences committed in global sport during the year 2015.
• It shows that there was a total of 1929 ADRVs recorded in 2015, involving individuals from 122 nationalities and across 85 sports.
• It goes on to illustrate that 1649 of the ADRVs were derived from adverse analytical findings (AAFs), commonly known as ‘positive’ results. These 1649 ADRVs signified 65 per cent of the total 2522 AAFs that were reported by WADA-accredited laboratories.
• The remaining 280 non-analytical ADRVs were issued as a result of evidence-based intelligence. Out of them, 252 were committed by athletes and 28 by athlete support personnel.
About World Anti-Doping Agency
• The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee.
• It promotes, coordinates and monitors the fight against drugs in sports.
• It key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code.
• The provisions of the World Anti-Doping Code are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
• The Agency is headquartered at Montreal, Canada.
What: Published by WADA
When: 3 April 2017