Testing numbers highlight drug work

By the numbers: the Island's athletes were tested more than 1,500 times to see if they had been using illicit drugs

Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority has carried out more than 1,500 tests under its illicit drugs programme since January 1, 2013.

According to Bsada there have been just four positive results, all for marijuana, out of the 1,706 that it performed.

In response to a Pati request from The Royal Gazette, Bsada revealed that it had also carried out 169 tests for performance-enhancing drugs in the same period, with no adverse analytical findings. There, were, however three missed filings, and two missed tests recorded for athletes who are required to submit quarterly reports about their whereabouts.

This is normally required from elite athletes competing at a high level.

Some 77 performance enhancing tests took place at 14 club level sporting events, with the national championships for athletics, gymnastics, swimming, triathlon,...

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