With the opening of the Olympic Village, and in the framework of the procedure in place for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the first anti-doping tests were conducted on 31 January 2006. As of the 20 February 2006 there were 674 tests completed.
The IOC’s policy of zero-tolerance in the fight against doping will mean that some 1,200 tests carried out, an overall increase of 72 per cent compared with Salt Lake City. There will be 838 urine tests (compared to 700 in Salt Lake City) and 362 blood tests (new compared to Salt Lake City).
From opening of Village to Closing Ceremony
The tests will be carried out during the period of the Games: from 31 January 2006 until the Closing Ceremony on 26 February 2006.
List of prohibited substancesThe tests will focus on all the substances featured on the 2006 list of prohibited substances published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).