Magyar Antidopping Csoport

Long-Term Storage Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Pre-Games Samples


Montreal, 21 December 2020

Dear Colleagues,
[National Anti-Doping Organizations, Regional Anti-Doping Organizations and Summer Olympic International Federations] 
As you know, the period leading up to an Olympic Games (Pre-Games) is a critical risk timeframe for anti-doping programmes, which can have a significant impact on the credibility of Olympic competitions and the protection of clean athletes competing at the Games.
In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (now postponed to 2021), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to provide the following information on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Testing Agency (ITA).
  1. co-signed letter that provides an overview of the IOC’s Long-Term Storage Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Pre-Games Samples; and
  2. A related set of Questions and Answers.
WADA fully supports this long-term storage programme and strongly encourages all Anti-Doping Organizations to take part.
WADA, the IOC and the ITA look forward to your support and participation, which is another important step in protecting clean athletes and the integrity of sport.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact ITA Head of Science & Medical, Dr Neil Robinson at
Best regards,
World Anti-Doping Agency
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code - the document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.