Hangzhou, China, April 9, 2021: Over 2,000 staff will be on duty at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 to conduct the anti-doping and medical services.
Organising committee HAGOC informed the OCA Coordination Committee at a meeting on April 8 that doping control would be managed by the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) and by HAGOC.
The anti-doping department of HAGOC reported that 393 Doping Control Officers would be working at the Asian Games, supported by 580 volunteers serving as chaperones for the athletes during the anti-doping procedures.
“The number of personnel may be adjusted or reduced depending on requirements determined by the testing programme and requirements at Games time, in keeping with the goal of staging an economical Games,” HAGOC said.
The HAGOC anti-doping department has to date established 57 doping control stations in competition venues and the Asian Games Village, and 25 on-site inspections have been conducted. The full programme will be confirmed by March 2022.
HAGOC is also planning to have an anti-doping outreach kiosk in the Athletes’ Village to engage the athletes in a fun and entertaining way – an initiative that has proved popular in previous OCA events.
Regarding medical services, HAGOC has plans for over 1,100 doctors, nurses and public health officials, 32 designated hospitals and one polyclinic in the Asian Games Village.
There will also be 216 clinics for athletes (85), for field of play during competition (56) and for spectators (75).
To support the medical services personnel, 112 ambulances will be on standby, with at least one per venue, and three medical helicopters will be available for on-call rescue services at out-of-town venues in Zhejiang province.