Coronavirus: UK Anti-doping with 'significant reduction' in testing

Blood samples in doping control
Blood samples in doping control (Image credit: AFP)

Two major anti-doping organisations, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), have announced reductions in the number of anti-doping controls as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, UKAD said it would see "significant reductions" to testing, while USADA is focussing its efforts on "mission-critical" athletes who are still competing and as "absolutely needed" for those preparing for the as yet still to happen Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.