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The uefa euro 2012 anti-doping programme - scientific review.

Earl M, Vouillamoz M, Kwiatkowska D, Turek-Lepa E, Pokrywka A, Saugy M, Baume N, Gmeiner G - Biol Sport (2014)

Bottom Line: The final tournament of the UEFA European Football Championship is one of the top sporting events in the world, and a high-profile event of this kind requires a well-planned and well-executed anti-doping programme to ensure the integrity of results in the competition.UEFA EURO 2012 presented a unique logistical challenge, with the tournament spread across two countries, both covering a large geographical area.The analytical approach applied is also discussed, along with an overview of the distribution of T/E ratios and blood parameters.

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Affiliation: Union des Associations Européennes de Football, Nyon, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
The final tournament of the UEFA European Football Championship is one of the top sporting events in the world, and a high-profile event of this kind requires a well-planned and well-executed anti-doping programme to ensure the integrity of results in the competition. UEFA EURO 2012 presented a unique logistical challenge, with the tournament spread across two countries, both covering a large geographical area. This paper discusses the planning and delivery of both the pre tournament out-of-competition (OOC) testing programme and the in-competition (IC) programme, as well as reviewing the activities of doping control officers (DCOs), the whereabouts programme and assessing the sample collection and transport process. The analytical approach applied is also discussed, along with an overview of the distribution of T/E ratios and blood parameters.

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CUMULATIVE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF OFF SCORES IN OUT-OF-COMPETITION SAMPLES AT UEFA EURO 2012
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Figure 0005: CUMULATIVE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF OFF SCORES IN OUT-OF-COMPETITION SAMPLES AT UEFA EURO 2012

Mentions: Blood parameters were only analysed in the out-of-competition programme. A full blood count was obtained for all blood samples, and the stimulation index (OFF score) and abnormal blood profile score (ABPS) were calculated [21, 22, 23]. Blood parameters were not analysed in-competition, as in competition blood test results were shown at UEFA EURO 2008 [24] to be affected by dehydration. This had led to elevated levels of some parameters, meaning that the analysis was of little value (Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5). The conditions required for athlete blood passport (ABP) tests were not fulfilled either, as players were not required to rest for two hours post-match.


The uefa euro 2012 anti-doping programme - scientific review.

Earl M, Vouillamoz M, Kwiatkowska D, Turek-Lepa E, Pokrywka A, Saugy M, Baume N, Gmeiner G - Biol Sport (2014)

CUMULATIVE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF OFF SCORES IN OUT-OF-COMPETITION SAMPLES AT UEFA EURO 2012
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0005: CUMULATIVE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF OFF SCORES IN OUT-OF-COMPETITION SAMPLES AT UEFA EURO 2012
Mentions: Blood parameters were only analysed in the out-of-competition programme. A full blood count was obtained for all blood samples, and the stimulation index (OFF score) and abnormal blood profile score (ABPS) were calculated [21, 22, 23]. Blood parameters were not analysed in-competition, as in competition blood test results were shown at UEFA EURO 2008 [24] to be affected by dehydration. This had led to elevated levels of some parameters, meaning that the analysis was of little value (Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5). The conditions required for athlete blood passport (ABP) tests were not fulfilled either, as players were not required to rest for two hours post-match.

Bottom Line: The final tournament of the UEFA European Football Championship is one of the top sporting events in the world, and a high-profile event of this kind requires a well-planned and well-executed anti-doping programme to ensure the integrity of results in the competition.UEFA EURO 2012 presented a unique logistical challenge, with the tournament spread across two countries, both covering a large geographical area.The analytical approach applied is also discussed, along with an overview of the distribution of T/E ratios and blood parameters.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Union des Associations Européennes de Football, Nyon, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
The final tournament of the UEFA European Football Championship is one of the top sporting events in the world, and a high-profile event of this kind requires a well-planned and well-executed anti-doping programme to ensure the integrity of results in the competition. UEFA EURO 2012 presented a unique logistical challenge, with the tournament spread across two countries, both covering a large geographical area. This paper discusses the planning and delivery of both the pre tournament out-of-competition (OOC) testing programme and the in-competition (IC) programme, as well as reviewing the activities of doping control officers (DCOs), the whereabouts programme and assessing the sample collection and transport process. The analytical approach applied is also discussed, along with an overview of the distribution of T/E ratios and blood parameters.

No MeSH data available.