ASEAN Para Games: IADO deploys personnel to control doping

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Anti-Doping Organization (IADO) has deployed dozens of personnel to fight doping during the implementation of the ASEAN Paralympic Games (APG) in Solo, Central Java, July 30 to August 6, 2022.

In a statement released here on Wednesday, IADO said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the ASEAN Paralympic Sports Federation (APSF) to help organizers stage the biggest games. Southeast Asia for Athletes with Disabilities. a success.

The staff assigned to doping control includes 27 doping control officers (ACD), 1 blood collection officer (APS) and 33 chaperones (ACD observers).

IADO said the staff had experience in various national and international sporting events, such as the Asian Paralympic Games, ASEAN Paralympic Games and National Paralympic Week.

The staff will be responsible for carrying out doping controls on 10 to 15% of the approximately 1,300 athletes who will compete.

On July 23 and 24, the IADO had gathered all the DCOs to participate in a “refresh” or engagement activity in Jakarta. The activity took place online. On July 26, they traveled to Solo to carry out their DCO duties.

“On July 27 and 28, 2022, IADO organized technical advice for all the attendants of the Amerole Solo Hotel. They received a number of documents on anti-doping, in particular as regulated in the World Anti-Doping Code” , the IADO said in its statement.

According to the World Anti-Doping Code (WADA), urine and blood samples from athletes may be taken without notice.

There will be 13 places where doping samples will be taken during the ASEAN Paralympic Games.

“All sports (athletes) will provide their samples for doping (testing), according to the proportion of representation, with the exception of failures,” the IADO asserted.

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