No cases of human or equine doping were recorded in equestrian sport in Tokyo – as the FEI confirms a “comprehensive” review of the Olympic format will take place ahead of Paris 2024.
Of 38 tests carried out in Tokyo, on 24 Olympic horses, including all individual medallists and those placed fourth, plus at least one horse from all medal-winning and fourth-placed teams. Random and targeted testing was also carried out. Another 38 tests were carried out at the Paralympics on medal-winning horses, plus random and targeted testing.
Human testing at the Olympics was carried out by the International Testing Agency, an independent not-for-profit anti-doping organisation. The testing at the Paralympics was carried out by the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.
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Article written by: Becky Murray