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2022 IWF/ITA report: one step forward in the anti-doping strategy!

The IWF has received the ITA (International Testing Agency) report for the Anti-Doping activities in 2022 and is happy to communicate on the numbers concerning our strategy to fight against cheating in our sport.

Last year, a total of 3555 samples were collected around the world, including 2151 in-competition and 1404 out-of-competition. Moreover, in terms of urine/blood proportion, there were respectively 2610 and 945 samples.

This amount of collected samples resulted in a total of 2725 completed tests, performed on 1333 athletes (53% men, 47% women) from 124 countries. Among them, the list of the top-10 tested nations includes (by alphabetical order): Armenia, China, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela.

Concerning the Results Management of these tests, 65 of them constitute potential Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV).

In 2022, the IWF/ITA received 16 TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) applications.

All info on IWF/ITA Anti-Doping activities here