AIBA statement on the 2016 WADA Testing Figures Report

October 27th, 2017 / IBA

In response to the latest testing figures released by WADA, AIBA reiterates that its anti-doping efforts continue to be central to its work in governing the sport of boxing around the world. In 2016, AIBA committed to a significant increase in investment to ensure compliance with WADA codes going forward, and has continued to tackle the issue by placing it squarely at the forefront of the AIBA Family educational campaign. WADA’s new figures reflect that extra testing carried out last year and the closer cooperation between the Agency and AIBA. Rather than suggest boxing has a doping problem, they underline that we are taking the right steps to identifying those individuals looking to gain unfair advantage and moving closer to eradicating it from the sport. In-competition testing is being continuously carried out according to WADA requirements throughout all AIBA competitions and out-of-competition testing is based on the RTP list. In addition, boxers are subject to out-of-competition tests operated by their NADO and/or RADO.