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16 Jun 2004
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ATHENS 2004: IOC issues Anti-Doping Rules

The IOC has issued the IOC Anti-Doping Rules which will be applicable in relation to the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004. This important document has been sent to the National Olympic Committees, the International Summer Sport Federations and the Anti-Doping Agencies.

All athletes subject to Doping Controls
During the Period of the Olympic Games, all doping controls initiated by the IOC shall include testing for all Prohibited Substances and all Prohibited Methods referred to in the Prohibited List. All athletes shall be subject, during the Period of the Olympic Games, to Doping Controls initiated by the IOC at any time or place with no advance warning required to be given to the Athletes.

From 30 July to 29 August
The Period of the Olympic Games is defined as “the period commencing on the date of the opening of the Olympic village for the Olympic Games”, namely, 30 July 2004, up until and including the day of the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, namely, 29 August 2004.

Controls in and outside Greece
The IOC intends to authorise WADA to carry out Doping Controls, on behalf of the IOC, during the Period of the Olympic Games, outside of Greece and at non- Olympic venues inside of Greece and authorizes all Anti-Doping Organisations to carry out Doping Controls on the athletes within their authority during the Period of the Olympic Games, prior to the athlete having validated his accreditation for the Olympic Games and/or subsequent to the athlete having finished his final competition at the Olympic Games.

Learn more on the Medical Commission

List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (WADA website)
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