IAAF completes blood sampling program at worlds

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DAEGU, South Korea (AP) -- The IAAF says it has completed blood sampling of every athlete participating at the world championships.

The IAAF says 1,848 pre-competition blood samples have been collected.

IAAF President Lamine Diack says "the IAAF is proud of its total commitment to the fight against doping in athletics and this initiative will stand us in very good stead as we re-double our efforts going forward."

The blood testing program is in addition to the usual in-competition testing of more than 500 urine samples, which are being analyzed by a WADA-accredited laboratory in Seoul.