MONACO, Monaco – The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) revealed details of its testing programme in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The AIU’s testing programme is highly targeted and intelligence-led and is aimed at the elite Registered Testing Pool that consists of 782 athletes from 77 countries, including 315 athletes who are a part of an extended road running pool.
In the first six months of this year (to the 15th of July), the AIU collected over 3,800 samples from tests conducted across the world.
Athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Games – 30 Jul to 8 Aug
More than 2700 of these samples were collected out-of-competition. The remaining 1100 samples were collected through in-competition testing.
Approximately 300 pre-competition tests are planned to be conducted at the Athletes Village prior to the start of the athletics events on the 29th of July, while 500 in-competition tests are planned to be conducted at the two venues in Tokyo and Sapporo, which will host the road events.