International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suggested that the Beijing meet could potentially be the biggest World Championships in the 15 editions of the event with 1,936 athletes (1,043 men and 893 women) from 207 countries and regions entering. China's Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) is well prepared for the anti-doping program at the upcoming athletics World Championships to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30, 2015. All urine and blood samples collected at the World Championships will be analyzed in a laboratory in Beijing as CHINADA will send a team of around 200 to carry out the tests. Educational outreach programs will be organized up in the three hotels where athletes and coaches will stay.
Zhao Jian, deputy director of CHINADA, said, "We are ready after nearly two years of preparation." The IAAF is yet to release its anti-doping plan for the Worlds as it is busy handling the allegations of widespread doping that has seriously damaged the sport.
AdvertisementIAAF said, "Although the number of athletes that will finally participate in Beijing will be slightly less, as is normal, this figure still compares favorably with the current highest total of 1,895 who competed at the 2009 championships in Berlin."