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IOC releases Anti-Doping Rules for Rio de Janeiro 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released its Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro (Rio).

All athletes competing in Rio will be subject to testing as outlined in the Anti-Doping Rules, which have been drafted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

The Rules will cover the period from the opening of the Olympic Village on 24 July 2016, until the day of the closing ceremony, 21 August 2016.

During this period all athletes will be subject to doping controls initiated by the IOC at any time or place, with no advance notice required to be given.

The IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro can be found on WADA’s website as well as on the IOC website.

Source WADA, IOC