Doping analysis: In these countries, most athletes and coaches are banned

“The Olympic Games in Tokyo are also called doping games” – that is the assessment by the ARD doping expert Hajo Seppelt, in particular due to the corona pandemic and the resulting failed controls. We examined which countries actually have the most athletes and support staff banned for performance-enhancing substance abuse and whether there have been fewer bans since 2020. We also found out which sports are doped most frequently and how long the athletes are banned. In Kenya, 15 athletes are currently banned for an average of 4.5 years.

With regard to athletes, track and field athletes are the most frequently disqualified with a total of 382 bans. At 4.8 years, the length of the sanctions in athletics is also above the average (4.2 years). In a country comparison, India is at the top of the sanctions: 285 Indian athletes are banned from all sporting events such as the Olympic Games. Life bans are most common in North America: Canada has 18 life bans, ahead of the United States (14). As for the supervising staff, most people are banned from cycling (44 sanctions). In a country comparison, most suspended supervisors come from Italy (64).

Here you can find out in which sport sanctions are imposed particularly frequently:

Here you can see in which countries cheating with performance-enhancing substances is most common:

Lifetime Suspensions are most common in North America:

Four fifths of all suspensions are due to male athletes:

If an athlete is found to be using performance-enhancing drugs, the staff providing support are often suspended as well. Incidentally, this is also an enormous effort for sports betting providers, who also have to be up to date in order to remove the relevant athletes and adjust the odds if necessary.

Here you can find out in which sport the support staff is most often banned:

The support staff are most frequently associated with these doping substances:

Italian support staff are involved in doping abuse lonely tip. This table shows the nations in which there are also many banned supervisors:

The balance of the doping analysis: With a view to the risk of missing doping controls during the pandemic since 2020, it shows that in 2019 there were actually 670 bans almost twice as many sanctions as in the following year (381). In 2018, too, the number of bans imposed (519) was far higher than today. Only 104 sanctions have been imposed so far this year.

The article was published on July 16, 2021 in the cpaws-ov.org magazine under the keywords.
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