FINA Releases 2013 World Championships Brag Sheet; No Positive Doping Tests

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 21. TODAY, FINA released a brag sheet with a variety of numbers being touted with the top number being an 0-820 when it came to positive drug tests.

Overall, FINA conducted 820 tests with zero coming back positive:

378 urine tests (including 69 EPO screenings)
84 blood tests
358 blood tests (in the frame of the Athlete Biological Passport)

Additionally, FINA released a full sheet of other numbers to be proud of for the organization:
– 177 participating countries
– 2195 athletes and 1835 officials
– 6 aquatic disciplines (with High Diving for the first time on the programme) in 4 venues — Palau Sant Jordi (Swimming and Synchronised Swimming), Montjuic Municipal Pool (Diving), Picornell Pool (Water Polo) and Port Vell (Open Water Swimming and High Diving)
– 600 written press journalists & photographers & 650 TV crew professionals
– 68 events and 204 medals
– 31 nations on the podium
– 280,000 spectators on site during the 16-day competition
– 6 World Records in Swimming
– 211 territories covered by TV
– 102% increase of followers on the Twitter feed @fina1908 (from June 17 to the end of the championships)
– 83% increase of visits on (if compared with Shanghai 2011) and 75% improvement on page views
– 70,000 daily people who saw posts and other activities on FINA Facebook page
– 13,000 news and articles on the Spanish media during the Championships
– US$ 3.2 million in prize money to the best six athletes in all events

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