Clean water: All drug tests at swim Worlds negative

Updated: September 26, 2005, 8:36 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- All 437 drug tests were negative at this summer's swimming World Championships.

The sport's governing body said Monday 237 athletes from 42 countries were tested for a total of 374 tests during the championships. In addition, the World Anti-Doping Agency, in cooperation with FINA, did 63 out-of-competition tests in the days leading to the Montreal meet.

FINA said 61 urine tests to detect the endurance-boosting hormone EPO and 313 conventional urine tests were done during the July 17-31 championships.

FINA said there were 204 tests in swimming, 26 in diving, 11 in synchronized swimming, 32 in open water events and 40 in water polo.

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