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3,000 anti-doping tests conducted before Commonwealth Games

AP  |  Gold Coast 

Anti-doping officials conducted more than 3,000 tests ahead of in an effort to weed out athletes who might be well ahead of their competitions.

David Sharpe, of the Australian Anti-Doping Authority, said today that 2,600 tests were conducted on Australian athletes and 500 more on international athletes, some of whom were only at the qualifying stage for the April 4-15 games on the

Dr. of Federation's medical commission said doping samples from athletes would now be stored for 10 years so they could be retested when new testing regimens became available.

Jegathesan said anti-doping authorities take into account the "risk element" and use intelligence reports so that "every test counts.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 08:15 IST