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Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 7, 2005)- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network –
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) performed a total of 1,901 doping control tests in the third quarter (July 1-Sept. 30) of 2005, including 1,750 domestic tests on behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing, which typically occurs at the athlete’s training facility or other location, consists of tests performed with no advance notice to the athletes and tests conducted at camps. Approximately 68 percent (1,298) of all tests performed by USADA in the third quarter were OOC tests. No advance notice testing accounted for more than 62 percent (1,175) of all tests performed during that period.
A total of 123 tests were carried out at camps.

In-Competition (IC) testing, generally performed at events, comprised approximately 32 percent (603) of all tests USADA conducted in the third quarter. USADA completed doping control tests at 45 domestic and international IC events, including Duel in the Pool (Swimming), USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, the World Cup of Softball, the International Badminton Federation (IBF) World Championships, and the National Target (Archery) Championships.

On behalf of other anti-doping and sports organizations, USADA conducted 151 tests on U.S. and non-U.S. athletes in the United States. USADA enlisted the assistance of international agencies to perform 19 tests on U.S. athletes living or training abroad.

In the third quarter, USADA announced three anti-doping rules violations, including two suspensions for test refusals and one suspension involving the use of the prohibited stimulant methylphenidate.

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

USADA announces its testing numbers quarterly. Individual cases of alleged doping violations are announced at the time of the resolution. For the testing history of individual athletes, visit the official USADA Web site at www.usantidoping.org.

CONTACT:
Nirva Milord
Communications & Public Affairs Director
Phone: (719) 785-2009
E-mail: [email protected]
THIRD QUARTER, 2005 U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY DOMESTIC TESTING NUMBERS

SPORT OOC CAMP IC Q3 TOTAL 2005 TOTAL
Archery 3 0 10 13 48
Badminton 1 0 0 1 21
Baseball 0 24 0 24 24
Basketball 1 63 0 64 79
Biathlon 18 0 0 18 43
Bobsled/Skeleton 35 0 0 35 162
Bowling 4 0 0 4 29
Boxing 15 0 0 15 53
Canoe/Kayak 33 0 0 33 123
Curling 16 0 0 16 50
Cycling 50 0 136 186 470
Diving 9 0 0 9 43
Equestrian 7 0 0 7 34
Fencing 1 0 22 23 59
Field Hockey 8 0 20 28 57
Figure Skating 21 0 0 21 75
Gymnastics 21 0 39 60 134
Ice Hockey 14 0 0 14 43
Judo 25 0 14 39 135
Karate 4 0 16 20 34
Luge 9 0 0 9 49
Modern Pentathlon 3 0 0 3 12
Netball 0 0 0 0 0
Paralympic Alpine Skiing 5 0 0 5 64
Paralympic Archery 1 0 0 1 4
Paralympic Athletics 13 11 0 24 49
Paralympic Basketball 3 0 0 3 12
Paralympic Boccia 0 0 0 0 0
Paralympic Curling 2 0 0 2 2
Paralympic Cycling 2 0 0 2 7
Paralympic Equestrian 2 0 0 2 4
Paralympic Goalball 2 0 0 2 6
Paralympic Ice Sled Hockey 2 0 0 2 23
Paralympic Judo 0 0 0 0 2
Paralympic Nordic Skiing 5 0 0 5 14
Paralympic Powerlifting 0 0 0 0 0
Paralympic Sailing 2 0 0 2 7
Paralympic Shooting 0 0 0 0 1
Paralympic Soccer 5 0 0 5 8
Paralympic Swimming 8 0 55 63 76
Paralympic Table Tennis 1 0 0 1 3
Paralympic Volleyball 3 0 0 3 12
Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing 1 0 0 1 5
Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby 5 0 0 5 14
Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis 2 0 0 2 7
Racquetball 3 0 0 3 11
Roller Sports 8 0 11 19 59
Rowing 76 0 0 76 245
Sailing 4 0 0 4 41
Shooting 8 0 0 8 104
Skiing/Snowboarding 142 0 0 142 342
Soccer 13 25 0 38 91
Softball 8 0 15 23 72
Speedskating 66 0 0 66 213
Squash 7 0 0 7 9
Swimming 120 0 66 186 624
Synchronized Swimming 10 0 0 10 30
Table Tennis 1 0 6 7 10
Taekwondo 22 0 0 22 107
Team Handball 5 0 0 5 51
Tennis 0 0 0 0 6
Track & Field 133 0 15 148 1,223
Triathlon 12 0 56 68 155
Volleyball 25 0 0 25 62
Water Polo 6 0 34 40 47
Water Skiing 4 0 23 27 34
Weightlifting 28 0 0 28 310
Wrestling 26 0 0 26 149
Third Quarter Total 1,089 123 538 1,750 6,092

KEY:
OOC: Out-of-Competition Testing (no advance notice)
CAMP: Out-of-Competition Camp Testing
IC: In-Competition Testing

NOTE: USADA completed 151 tests in the third quarter for other anti-doping organizations. Those tests are not included in USADA’s domestic totals.

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