As Tokyo 2020 Olympics come closer, WADA reports 17% increase in doping

December 21, 2019

SportsTokyo 2020

  • Doping cases in international sport rose 13 percent in 2017 against the year before, the annual report of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday.
  • The Montreal-based agency reported 1,804 Anti-Doping Rule Violations for 2017, a rise from 1,595 in 2016.
  • It said the cases in 2017 involved people from 114 nationalities, across 93 sports. Italy had the largest number of infractions, at 171, followed by France at 128 and the United States with 103.
  • China, India, Belgium, Spain and South Africa completed the list of top 10 nations with doping violations for the period covered by WADA’s report.

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