The budget was approved in October when the IOC Executive Board proposed long-term storage of pre games test samples. The plan is the responsibility of the international inspection agency (ITA), which cooperates with the Tokyo Olympic Games pre match inspection. According to the plan, doping test samples collected before the Tokyo Olympic Games can be stored for up to 10 years and are expected to cover 22000 test samples.
The IOC has pledged $10 million to strengthen its Anti Doping efforts as part of this effort.
In 2015, the World Anti Doping regulations formally extended the retention time of athletes doping test samples to 10 years. Extending the shelf life of samples can break the development limitation of detection technology. In the future, new technology may be used to detect drugs that have never been known before, which will greatly deter the Anti Doping work. The International Olympic Committee has carried out a comprehensive re inspection of the samples retained in recent Olympic Games, and this measure will greatly increase the proportion of long-term storage and re inspection of pre match test samples.
Since 2018, the international inspection agency independent of the IOC has been responsible for sample re inspection. At present, this agency has cooperative relations with 41 ifs.
Source: editor in charge of Xinhua News Agency: Zhao Ruiqi, nb12596