The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2017 Testing Figures Report which summarises the results of all the samples WADA-accredited laboratories analysed and reported in WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) in 2017.
This is the third set of global testing results since the revised World Anti-Doping Code came into effect in January 2015. The 2017 Report – which includes an Executive Summary and sub-reports by Laboratory, Sport, Testing Authority and ABP Blood Analysis – includes in- and out-of-competition urine samples; blood and ABP blood data; and, the resulting AAFs and Atypical Findings (ATFs).
WADA Director General Olivier Niggli said: “WADA is pleased to publish this report, which offers a comprehensive reflection of global anti-doping testing figures. In addition to the 2016 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV) Report published in April, this data will help organisations reflect on their anti-doping programmes.
“The report is part of an overall suite of resources and activities that includes educational initiatives, intelligence and investigations, and information sharing between Anti-Doping Organisations that helps to protect the integrity of sport and protect clean athletes. Taken over time, the statistics found in the report enable the anti-doping community to identify areas of improvement so that any potential weaknesses can be strengthened as necessary.”
To help with the interpretation of the 2017 Report, WADA provides a comprehensive Question and Answer document.