FIG Anti-Doping Statistics

Yesterday, FIG made public the 2009 statistics concerning the fight against doping in gymnastics. There’s some really interesting numbers in the report, overall it’s shows that there were a low number of positive cases discovered.

In 2009:

  • The Registered Testing Pool included 179 gymnasts from 36 of the FIG’s 127 affiliated federations.
  • 243 urine samples were collected and tested, 114 of which were taken during the last trimester at the time of world championship events. Out of these 243, 183 were performed in competition.

FIG says that the results are encouraging:

A mere two cases came back positive out of 247 samples taken. The first was an out of competition test concerning Brazilian Daiana dos Santos, the second Alisa Usmanova (BLR) at the Acrobatic World Cup in Vila do Condo, Portugal. Furosemide was the offensive substance in both cases.

View the statistics for yourself here.

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