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JADA Training New Testing Personnel Ahead of Tokyo 2020 With Support From National Government

A training session took place July 29 in Tokyo to train doping inspectors for use in international athletics and weightlifting competitions in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The lack of qualified anti-doping staff in Japan necessary to carry our a large number of drug tests in a short period at the 2020 Tokyo Games has been identified as a problem, and with the support of the national government the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) has begun recruiting and training new personnel.

With a scenario set in the sample collection room of a stadium, the staff involved in the session featured people playing the roles of athletes, including foreign athletes. 66 people took part in the session, gaining a sense of the tension of the real testing environment. To increase the realism of the session TV screens showed competition results and audio of a crowd cheering was played. Participants practiced tasks including athlete notification, guidance, and sample collection.

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Bruce said…
Related to the upcoming 71st Japan High School national track and field championships starting Aug 2, 2018.
I have posted the qualifying times in English, about half to 2/3 of the 66 entrants in each event. Will plan to post results when the meet is over, as summer activities permit.
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/349708/info
Bruce Carrick

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