Adverse analytical findings have been recorded in the anti-doping tests of three additional players from Korea DPR, following target testing of the whole team which participated in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™.
This target testing was conducted after previous anti-doping tests during the competition produced adverse analytical findings for two other Korea DPR players (cf. media release from 7 July, which is available by clicking the news links on the right.)
In accordance with article 58 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, which states that “Where more than one member of a team has been notified of an anti-doping rule violation under chapter VIII in connection with a competition, the ruling body for the competition shall conduct appropriate target testing of the team during the competition period”, the whole Korea DPR team was required by FIFA to undergo an anti-doping test after the team’s last match in the competition. The target testing of the entire Korea DPR team was coordinated with WADA.
As the proceedings are still in progress, FIFA will not disclose the names of the three players whose test results have produced adverse analytical findings, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.