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The CCES Completes Testing of Team Canada Prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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(Ottawa, Ontario – July 26, 2021) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has successfully completed its Olympic pre-Games testing program and would like to wish all members of Team Canada good luck at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that the Games are a safe and healthy experience for everyone.  

ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT DETAILS ITS COMPREHENSIVE AND ROBUST TESTING PROGRAMME AHEAD OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

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20 JULY 2021, MONACO: The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) today revealed details of its testing programme in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The AIU’s testing programme is highly targeted and intelligence-led and is aimed at the elite Registered Testing Pool that consists of 782 athletes from 77 countries including 315 athletes who are a part of an extended road running pool. The focus is on the quality of testing, developing individual testing plans for each athlete, while also maintaining the volume that is required for a comprehensive programme in a global sport like athletics.

Unprecedented broadcast coverage and digital innovation to connect fans around the world to the magic of Tokyo 2020

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Whilst spectators may not be able to attend Tokyo 2020 in person, fans around the world and in Japan will be able to experience the thrill of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 thanks to new, innovative technologies. Tokyo 2020 will be broadcast globally to a potential audience of over 5 billion people, with more coverage by broadcast partners than any previous Olympic Games across both linear TV and digital:

  • In Japan, TV coverage of Tokyo 2020 is expected to be around double that of Rio 2016.

  • In the USA, NBCUniversal will air more than 7,000 hours of coverage across TV and digital platforms – a US Olympic record. 

  • Across Europe, Discovery Eurosport will air up to 4,000 hours of live coverage on its TV and digital platforms. This unprecedented level of content will be available in 50 territories.

WADA leadership engages Clean Sport partners during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) President, Witold Bańka; Vice-President, Yang Yang; and Director General, Olivier Niggli, spent time in Tokyo last week and this week to attend the 2020 Olympic Games; and, have taken advantage of the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a significant number of WADA’s Clean Sport partners.

Protecting sport’s integrity at Tokyo 2020

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Protecting the integrity of sport at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, taking place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, is a top priority for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC Executive Board (EB) was updated today on the measures put in place for Games time – aimed at both preventing and dealing swiftly with competition manipulation.

The ITA asserts an apparent anti-doping rule violation against Kazakstan wrestler Askhat Dilmukhamedov

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THE INTERNATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (ITA), LEADING AN INDEPENDENT ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM FOR THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE UNITED WORLD WRESTLING UNION (UWW), ASSERTS AN APPARENT ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION (ADRV) AGAINST KAZAKSTAN WRESTLER ASKHAT DILMUKHAMEDOV. THIS IS THE FIRST APPARENT ADRV RESULTING FROM A TARGETED DOPING CONTROL CARRIED OUT BY THE ITA DURING IOC’S EXTENDED TESTING AUTHORITY IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020.

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