2,500 doping tests planned for Sochi Olympics

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 2:36 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Sochi's anti-doping director says 2,500 drug tests will be conducted at next year's Winter Olympics, about 350 more than at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

Alexei Slautin, head of Sochi's anti-doping section, said in a statement Thursday on the Russian Sports Ministry's web site that another 600 tests are planned for the Paralympics.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says 2,149 tests were done at the previous winter games.

In all, the Sochi Games will have 13 doping control stations — 10 at competition sites and three in the athletes villages.

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