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.