More than 600 blood samples will be collected for tests

FILE - This is a Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo of employees Natalya Bochkaryova, left, and Ilya Podolsky work at the Russian Anti Doping Agency RUSADA drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency has partly restored drug-testing duties to the Russian anti-doping agency. RUSADA was suspended in 2015 when its staff was accused of helping to cover up drug use. WADA now says RUSADA can “plan and coordinate” drug testing under the supervision of British agency UKAD. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/File)

Vastavam web: More than 600 blood samples will be collected prior to the IAAF World Championships, which get under way on Friday, to tackle doping. Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and UK Athletics said those samples would be used for Athlete Biological Passport profiling and to detect prohibited substances, such as human growth hormone.”The Athletics Integrity Unit is pleased to announce a very comprehensive intelligence-based anti-doping program for the IAAF World Championships,” said AIU chairman David Howman. That 10-month out-of-competition testing strategy, which included more than 2,000 blood tests and approximately 3,000 urine tests, targeted athletes likely to compete in London in the August 4-13 championships.