The past Olympic season saw a testing programme, in close collaboration with the Taskforce set up by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), ahead of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (OWG) to optimise and monitor the testing of athletes. This included a close collaboration with various National Anti-Doping Agencies. Testing during the period of the OWG falls under the authority of the IOC.
Under FIS authority, a total of 510 in-competition urine and 53 blood samples were collected. One of the key activities remains collecting athlete biological passport (ABP) tests.
In the season 2017/18 (including the training period) starting with 1st May 2017, FIS conducted out-of-competition a total of 1,238 urine (404 incl ESAs), 293 blood and 1,129 blood passport collections. Many more doping control samples were collected in FIS sports under the authority of the National Anti-Doping Agencies, and these numbers are not included in the FIS statistics.
FIS especially appreciated the cooperation with the Austrian (NADA Austria) and Swedish (RF Sweden) Anti-Doping Agencies in connection with the Test Events for the FIS Nordic and Alpine World Ski Championships 2019, which will be held in Seefeld (AUT) and Are (SWE) respectively.