There were three positive drugs cases at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, it was revealed today.
But none of the unnamed athletes were medallists, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed.
The identity of the athletes who had tested positive will not be publicly announced until the disciplinary process is completed.
“The AIU will not make any further comment at this stage, but in all cases will publicly disclose appropriate details at relevant points of the disciplinary process, in accordance with the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and AIU policy,” a statement from the AIU said.
The AIU announced that a total of 1,513 blood and urine samples were collected and analysed during the pre-competition from 31 July and in-competition from 4 August testing periods.
All the samples were analysed at the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory in Ghent.
“The Athletics Integrity Unit is pleased to have conducted such a successful three-part programme at London 2017,” said AIU head Brett Clothier.
“Throughout the Championships, it was evident that there was a strong, positive reaction from athletes and their support teams to the work of the AIU.
“It was hugely satisfying to see that athletes have a real thirst to gain knowledge of integrity-related issues and to learn how they can better help uphold the right values of the sport.
“The AIU will build on this, and work with athletes so that they can help shape the future of their sport.”
Source : insidethegames.biz