Jun 3, 2022
A reassessment of the likely cost of past Olympic Games anti-doping efforts has triggered a substantial increase in the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reported expenditure on medical and doping control programmes in the last - five-year - Olympic cycle.
insidethegames analysis of successive IOC financial reports reveals spending of $27.7 million (£22 million/€25.8 million) on these programmes over the 2017-2021 period, covering the Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Games.
This compares with just $4.53 million (£3.6 million/€4.2 million) over the 2013-2016 quadrennium which included the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 events.
That is equivalent to a more than six-fold increase.