Friday, September 28, 2012

WADA Testing Figures: 2011

Today, the WADA released its Anti-Doping Organization testing figures for 2011. Below are the top ten sports federations in terms of anti-doping rule violations. You'll notice that, once again, the ITTF (table tennis) recorded more anti-doping violations than the ITF.

Also, once again, the ITF recorded more adverse analytical findings (6) than anti-doping rule violations (3).

The three violations from ITF testing* in 2011 were: Robert Kendrick, Kaitlyn Verfeuth, and Jaime Cormona. What was behind the other three adverse analytical findings? Is it therapeutic use exemptions? Did a Tribunal find that no violation was committed? Are some cases still pending?

Only Stuart Miller knows the answers to these questions.

Total Adverse Analytical Findings Total Anti-Doping Rule Violations
International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) 108 117
Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur (FIBA) 13 13
International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) 13 12
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) 12 11
International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) 10 10
International Biathlon Union (IBU) 2 9
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) 8 6
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) 6 5
Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) 4 4
International Tennis Federation (ITF) 6 3

Here are the ITF's Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) and Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADVR) for 2007 through 2011:

2007 17 8 47.1% 9
2008 14 3 21.4% 11
2009 10 4 40.0% 6
2010 6 3 50.0% 3
2011 6 3 50.0% 3
Total 53 21 39.6% 32

*A fourth ITF player, Gianluca Mager, tested positive in 2011, but that was a test conducted by the Italian anti-doping authorities, so it doesn't count towards the ITF's numbers.

1 comment:

  1. I'm personally looking forward to the year of 2014, when all the columns shall contain zero's, when tennis shall finally shine forth as the only absolutely clean, PEDs-free sport known to the earthlings - when all the 8 billions of us shall finally realise that there's no benefit of using any PED in a sport so exclusively based in pure skill and artistry.