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22 Dec 2008
IOC News , museum-news-articles

Donation of an anti-doping scroll

Last week, The Olympic Museum hosted a ceremony to mark the donation of an anti-doping scroll, symbolising China’s zero tolerance towards doping in sport. This document was presented in Beijing during the Games as part of an exhibition on doping. Those who have signed it include the President of China, Hu Jintao.
Donation to The Olympic Museum
A large Chinese delegation was present for this donation in Lausanne, including:  Wenyi Lin, Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad; Ling Lu, her Secretary; and Bing Li, her Assistant; Lin Ma, Director General of the Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission; Ting Lei and Yuqin Cui, respectively Director and Deputy Director of the Beijing Pharma & Biotech Centre; as well as various other people involved in the areas of science, technology, education, the fight against doping, etc.
Representatives of the Museum and the Chinese embassy in Bern
Those receiving the Chinese representatives and the donation included Patrick Schamasch, IOC Medical and Scientific Director; Sports Director Christophe Dubi; Museum Curator Frédérique Jamolli; and representatives of the embassy in Bern, including Jijyi Dong, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Switzerland.
Zero tolerance of doping during the Games in China
Some 4,770 doping controls were performed in Beijing as part of the biggest programme ever created for an edition of the Olympic Games. In all, 3,801 urine samples and 969 blood samples were taken. The testing was carried out between 27 July and 24 August, over a period of 29 days. The athletes qualified for the Games were tested by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Games Organising Committee (BOCOG), under the IOC’s authority. In most cases, the top five-ranked athletes and two others chosen at random were tested.
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