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2023 IWF/ITA report: another successful year in the fight against doping!

The IWF is happy to announce the 2023 statistics concerning its Anti-Doping activities, in co-operation with the ITA (International Testing Agency). Last year, a total of 3192 samples were collected around the world, including 1766 in-competition and 1426 out-of-competition. Moreover, in terms of urine/blood proportion, there were respectively 2403 and 789 samples.

This amount of collected samples resulted in a total of 2522 completed tests, performed on 1039 athletes (52% men, 48% women) from 109 countries. Concerning the Results Management of these tests, 18 of them constitute Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV).

Last year, the IWF/ITA received 25 TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) application requests.

In terms of Anti-Doping Education, the attendance in webinars/seminars totalled 1211 participants from 64 different nationalities. In 2023, as part of its four-year education strategy plan, the IWF, together with the ITA, held three Anti-Doping seminars – at the IWF World Youth Championships in Durres (ALB) in March, the IWF World Championships in Riyadh (KSA) in September and the IWF World Junior Championships in Guadalajara (MEX) in November.

All info on IWF/ITA Anti-Doping activities here

IWF Communications