More Doping Tests Planned for Sochi Olympics - NBC4 Washington
Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Follow All The Winter Olympics Action Feb. 6-24 on NBC

More Doping Tests Planned for Sochi Olympics

    Get the latest Olympics 2014 Newsletter
    How Telehealth Technology is Revolutionizing Healthcare
    Getty Images
    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.