There athletes tested positive during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London.
According to information from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), none of the unnamed athletes were medallists.
Their names or countries won’t be disclosed until the disciplinary process is completed.
“The AIU will not make any further comment at this stage, but in all cases will publicly disclose appropriate details at relevant points of the disciplinary process, in accordance with the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and AIU policy,” a statement from the AIU said.
A total of 1,513 blood and urine samples were collected and analysed during the pre-competition (from 31 July) and in-competition (from 4 August) testing periods.
➢ 596 urine samples collected including 212 samples analysed for the detection of EPO
➢ 917 blood samples collected including 725 for profiling purposes in the context of the
Athlete Biological Passport and 192 for the detection of Human Growth Hormone and erythropoiesis stimulating agents.
As of 23 August 2017, the WADA-accredited laboratory in Ghent, Belgium (responsible for analysing all Championships samples) has advised that all analyses have now been completed. The analyses resulted in three (3) adverse analytical findings which are now being investigated. None of the adverse findings relate to medalists at the Championships. The AIU will not make any further comment at this stage, but in all cases will publicly disclose appropriate details at relevant points of the disciplinary process, in accordance with the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and AIU policy.