Testing Figures

The aim of testing athletes is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect the clean athletes.

Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of WCF may be tested at any time, with no advance notice, in- or out-of-competition.

WCF takes into account a number of factors when deciding to test an athlete or group of athletes, and tests may be organized based on general ranking, ranking during a competition, pre-determined testing pools, information received, at random (e.g. by drawing positions or names) or by other means.

2017 Anti-Doping Testing Figures
2016 Anti-Doping Testing Figures
2015 Anti-Doping Testing Figures
2014 Anti-Doping Testing Figures

Pre-Games Testing

To support the position of clean athletes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) supported by the International Federations (IFs) and National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) have put together a Pre-Games Testing Taskforce to make recommendations for the level of testing for athletes attending the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The World Curling Federation (WCF) supports the recommendations of this Taskforce and will work to ensure they are delivered within curling. This will include a clear commitment that every athlete competing in any of the three Curling Disciplines - mixed doubles, women's and men's - at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will have been tested at least once before competition begins.

The process of testing has been running throughout the summer months and between the WCF and the NADOs some 77 tests have been conducted in the period from April to October 2017. The WCF commits to publishing its testing data in the run up to the Games.

April - 9
May - 3
June - 2
July - 0
August - 13
September - 35
October - 15
November - 69

Test planning takes into account whether athletes are in periods of training, competition or downtime and include both in and out of competition testing and testing at athletes' homes, training venues and/or competition venues. Testing is always unannounced and athletes have no forward notice of tests. The full details of tests conducted in Olympic Winter sport by sport and by NOC can be found at, Pre-Games Anti-Doping Taskforce: Targeted Testing