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More Doping Tests Planned for Sochi Olympics

Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 1:45 PM PDT
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More Doping Tests Planned for Sochi Olympics

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Apparatus in the anti-doping laboratory which tested athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Sochi's anti-doping director says 2,500 drug tests will be conducted at next year's Winter Olympics, about 350 more than at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

Alexei Slautin, head of Sochi's anti-doping section, said in a statement Thursday on the Russian Sports Ministry's web site that another 600 tests are planned for the Paralympics.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says 2,149 tests were done at the previous winter games.

In all, the Sochi Games will have 13 doping control stations -- 10 at competition sites and three in the athletes villages.

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