Human WEG athletes get drugs all-clear

October 23, 2010

The World Equestrian Games has finished without a single drugs violation, with the announcement that all human athletes tested at WEG were clear of banned substances.



FEI president Princess Haya.

The FEI says all urine samples taken from athletes competing at the Games have tested negative for prohibited substances.

The announcement comes just one week after the world governing body for equestrian sport said all equine blood and urine samples were also free of prohibited substances.

FEI president Princess Haya said clean sport is a major goal of the organisation, "and it is wonderful news that all tests on our human and equine athletes at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were negative".

A total of 24 human athletes were tested for prohibited substances during the 16-day Games, with urine samples taken from three athletes in each of the eight disciplines.

Testing was carried out in accordance with World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and FEI Anti-Doping Rules for human athletes.