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International Olympic Committee: Drug test was within rules

Updated: Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 14:00 | Comments

The Austrian Olympic Committee made the complaint to the IOC
The Austrian Olympic Committee made the complaint to the IOC

The International Olympic Committee has stressed a late-night drug test on an Austrian skier at Sochi 2014, which prompted a complaint, was conducted in accordance with the established rules and standards.

The Austrian Olympic Committee made the complaint to the IOC, saying doping officials visited Elisabeth Goergl at 10.55pm (6.55pm Irish) local time on Tuesday night for an unannounced test which interrupted her preparation for Wednesday's women's downhill competition.

Goergl, a Vancouver 2010 bronze-medallist in that discipline, finished the event, which started at 11am, in 16th place.

And asked about the matter, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said: "It was raised with our medical experts.

"It's not for me to comment on the actual testing regime myself, but we have a zero-tolerance policy towards doping, and, as part of that, testing usually happens between 6am and 11pm.

"That particular test they are talking about was carried out within the IOC rules and in accordance with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) standards, so I don't really have much more to say about that."

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