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JADA to Introduce Domestic Biological Passport

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20131106-OYT1T01090.htm

translated by Brett Larner

The Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) announced Nov. 6 that with support from the JAAF it will introduce a biological passport system, which records blood data and other biological information to help reveal use of banned drugs and the like, at the country's major races by the end of the year.  It was not announced which races those would be.

The biological passport stores information about biological markers such as the composition of an athlete's blood over time to help detect abnormal changes that indicate possible use of unfair artificial advantages.  JADA has already introduced the biological passport system in some sports other than track and field this year and plans to continue to expand its scale in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to allow a complete anti-doping system to be in place in time for the Games.

Comments

yuza said…
This is a step in the right direction. Let us hope that we have complete transparency, so the public are also able to have a look at the athlete's passport.

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