The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its first ever Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV) Report, which reveals that 1,953 sanctions were levied for ADRVs that were committed in 2013. The sanctions were handed out to athletes and athlete support personnel from 115 countries in 89 sports following tests performed in 2013 and other non-analytical investigations that were concluded that same year. WADA is pleased to provide the most comprehensive set of doping statistics to-date. This new ADRV Report, when combined with the Annual Testing Figures Report, will be of value to the anti-doping community’s efforts to protect clean athletes in every country around the world.
This is the first time that WADA has been able to pull together such a comprehensive report on ADRVs. The data has been collated by WADA, following information received from Code signatories, who are responsible for the results management of doping cases. In addition, a total of 280 non-analytical ADRVs were confirmed in 2015, involving 252 athletes and 28 athlete support personnel.
There were no such non-analytical ADRVs in table tennis nor in para table tennis.In table tennis, four AAFs were found, representing 0.40 per cent of the total samples analysed in the sport. To date, together with the sport of modern pentathlon, table tennis is the only Olympic sport where none of these AAF resulted in sanctions in 2015.The data indicates, relatively, a higher doping prevalence in Para table tennis, with five AAFs found (2.7 per cent of all samples received) resulting in two ADRVs. Among the 25 sports for athletes with an impairment where AAFs have been found, 18 sports have reported ADRVs, with Para table tennis ranked, together with a group of seven other Para-sports, behind IPC athletics, IPC powerlifting and Para cycling.