London 2012 plans for record 5,000 doping tests

London Olympic organizers say a record 5,000 doping tests will
be carried out at the 2012 Games.

The local organizing committee has signed a memorandum of
understanding with Britain’s anti-doping body and will implement
the testing program under the authority of the International
Olympic Committee.

London 2012 director of sport Debbie Jevans says the size of the
testing program will give a “strong message that drug cheats are
not welcome at the London Games.”

UK Anti-Doping will train anti-doping officials and assist them
during the event to carry out a 10 percent increase on the 4,500
tests conducted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.