- CNTV English - CCTV News

Drug testing for Olympics starts with over half of all athletes

07-17-2012 17:46 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

Watch Video

Play Video

Drug testing for the 2012 London Olympic Games started on Monday with estimates that over half of all the athletes, and every medal winner, will be tested. A team of 150 scientists will take more than 6,000 samples between now and the end of the Paralympic Games in September in an effort to ensure the Games are not tainted by cheats. Experts say the drug testers will be using much faster, more extensive and more precise procedures than before.

Kerry O’Callaghan, Head of Global Brand Communications at Glaxosmithkline, said, "Testing is happening throughout the whole period and we are going to be testing 6000 athletes across the Olympic and Paralympic Games, more than at any other games. And that means that over half the athletes will be tested, and anyone who stands on a podium. And our role is to provide the ability and the mass production to get such a high level of testing done in such a short length of time - but it has to be done right, and that’s where our expertise and scientific credibility really comes to the fore. All of the testing that we take during the Games will actually be kept for eight years so if there is any test or chemical that is found in the future that wasn’t known at the moment then those athletes can be brought back, called to attention, later on."

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program