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2014-2015: 21per cent more positive samples in world sports

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2015 Testing Figures Report (2015 Report), which summarizes the results of all 2015 samples analyzed by WADA-accredited laboratories across all sports, as reported in WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).  This includes in- and out-of-competition urine, blood and Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) blood data, and the subsequent AAFs and Atypical Findings (ATFs) reported. The 2015 Report represents the first set of global testing data since the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) came into effect on 1 January 2015.

Two years ago, in the WADA-accredited laboratories 283,304 tests had been made in all sports, while last year 7.1% more, i.e. 303,369 samples were analyzed. In a year’s span, compared to 2014, the number of positive cases in 2015 has grown by almost 21 %. While in 2014 3,153 samples returned an AAF (positive), the same data for 2015 indicate 3,809. However, the final official data on the ADRVs will be published by WADA in 2017.