For greater context, according the ITF's 2010 Annual Report, the ITF's total income for 2010 was $47.8M with an operating surplus of $1.3M and a total after tax surplus of $3.65M. So, not only did anti-doping spending come in under budget, additional resources for anti-doping were available had the ITF been so inclined to allocate additional funds to such activities.
Here is more recent ITF anti-doping budget information. The main points:
1. The ITF anti-doping program came in under-budget in both 2009 ($122 thousand under) and 2010 ($301 thousand under). The under spending in 2010 in anti-doping was "due to there being fewer positive cases."
2. The ITF spent more on anti-doping in 2009 ($1.43 million) than in 2010 ($1.28 million).
3. There was no discernible increase in forecast anti-doping budgets following the Wayne Odesnik HGH bust in 2010. And, in the 2011 budget, the planned 2011 budget and forecast budget for 2012 are lower than those indicated in the 2010 budget.
4. The forecast budgets give no indication of additional anti-doping funding for this year, which is an Olympic year. Forecast spend is $1.65 million.
How much of these savings are from out of competition (OOC) missions where no sample was collected, and hence no cost to analyze the sample was incurred? Why weren't the "savings" in 2009 and 2010 directed to follow-up OOC tests?
Why no boost for pre-2012 Olympic testing or following the Odesnik bust for HGH?
How much of the budget is for testing (in-competition and out) and how much for dealing with positive tests (and other violations)?
Who are the members of the Anti-Doping Working Group (ADWG)? (see the Anti-Doping Department Report in the documents)
What is the "Anti-Doping Contract" between the Grand Slam Committee and the ITF? (p. 50 of the 2011 document)
What is the Association of Summer International Olympic Federations (ASOIF) anti-doping cost efficiency study? (p. 77 of the 2011 document)
|ITF 2011 Budget: 2010 anti-doping program was $301 thousand under-budget. No indication of spending increase for 2012 Olympics.|
|ITF 2010 Budget: ITF's 2009 anti-doping program came in $122 thousand under budget.|
FUNDING THE FIGHT AGAINST DOPINGThe UCI’s anti-doping activities are financed by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF). The budget is over € 5 million a year [appox. $6.6 million]. The main parties involved in funding the initiative are represented on a committee of contributors.