All Human Athletes Drug Tested at WEG Clean

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 22–All human athlete samples from the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky were negative for prohibited substances, the International Equestrian Federation announced Friday.

The announcement came one week after the FEI reported that all equine blood and urine samples were also free of prohibited substances.

“Clean sport is one of the FEI’s major goals,” FEI President Princess Haya said, “and it is wonderful news that all tests on our human and equine athletes at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were negative. The FEI Clean Sport Campaign is all inclusive and covers every aspect of our sport. With everyone on side we really can move forward in the drive for fair play and a level playing field for all.”

Twenty-four human athletes were tested for prohibited substances during the 16 days of WEG, with urine samples taken from three athletes in each of the eight disciplines.

Testing was carried out in accordance with World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes.