Almost half of doping tests during the Rio Olympics were aborted on some days during the tournament because athletes could not be found, a report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) claims. A WADA report into the anti-doping operation employed at the Rio 2016 Games has criticised serious failings.The 55-page WADA Independent Observers report accused the management team in the Rio 2016 anti-doping department of a lack of coordination, which it said contributed to putting an almost unmanageable strain on drug testing at competition venues and the Athletes Village. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. It is claimed that on some days up to half of all planned tests due to be carried out in the Village had to be aborted because the athletes could not be found.As well as a lack of coordination/unified approach among the Rio 2016 anti-doping department management, the report also blamed the failings on budget and operational cutbacks which meant fewer resources for anti-doping, tensions between Rio 2016 and the Brazilian Anti-Doping Agency and significant staffing changes in the Rio 2016 anti-doping department one year before the Games. The report was fiercely critical of the lack of support, training and information given to chaperones whose job it was to notify athletes of testing.The report read: Chaperones were often provided with little or no whereabouts information for athletes targeted for out-of-competition testing in the Athletes Village, and therefore, the majority of times had to resort to asking teamofficials and/or athletes from the same team where the athletes they were looking for were located.Providing the names of the athletes they were seeking was (at best) highly inefficient and obviously compromised the no notice nature of the testing.In addition, when initial attempts to find an athlete in his or her room were unsuccessful, chaperones often lacked the training and/or the confidence to follow up with further enquiries and effort to find the athlete in other locations in the Village (such as the dining hall).Ultimately, many athletes targeted for testing in the Athletes Village simply could not be found and the mission had to be aborted. On some days, up to 50 per cent of planned target tests were aborted in this way.The report said the lack of support for chaperones, including not providing them with adequate food, led to many not turning up.The report also said transport arrangements to enable doping officers to travel to and from venues were often inadequate, or even non-existent.And observers said computers and printers needed to receive and print out mission orders sometimes did not work. Even when there were working computers, not enough log-in accounts were assigned to doping control personnel.The report also stated no out-of-competition testing was conducted in football, while there was little or no in-competition blood testing in many high risk sports and disciplines, including weightlifting. The Independent Observers said they found this surprising.The report also shockingly revealed that, ahead of the Games, more than 4,000 athletes scheduled to compete at Rio 2016 had no drug-testing record at all in 2016.It said that, in the week ahead of the opening of the Athletes Village on July 24, 4,125 athletes of the 11,470 on the International Olympic Committees confirmed entrants list had no record of any testing in 2016.It was also revealed that almost 500 fewer drug tests were carried out at Rio 2016 than had been planned.It said that the plan was for 5,380 tests in total to be carried out. In reality there were 4,882.And of the 450 planned Athlete Biological Passport blood tests, only 47 were carried out.The number of individual athletes tested in total at the Games was 3,237, or 28.62 per cent of the number competing.Despite the flaws, commission chair Jonathan Taylor said the anti-doping program in Rio was able to achieve a number of positive outcomes in the face of very challenging circumstances.Despite staffing issues, resource constraints and other logistical difficulties, those tasked with implementation of the program, and in particular the volunteers, deserve immense credit for ensuring that the rights of clean athletes were safeguarded, Taylor said.He also commended the IOC for its use of new techniques, including pre-Games testing and information gathering and the establishment of a new Court of Arbitration division to handle anti-doping cases as a first instance panel.The report also praised improvements made to Rios anti-doping laboratory, which had been suspended by WADA just six weeks before the Games for failing to meet international standards.The IOC responded to WADAs report by issuing the following statement:The IO report shows that it was a successful Olympic Games with a successful anti-doping programme. The integrity of the programme was ensured despite some challenges the Organising Committee had to overcome. I would like to thank all the involved experts, staff and volunteers, said Dr Richard Budgett, the IOCs Medical and Scientific Director.The IO recommendations for future Olympic Games will be carefully studied and considered by the IOC and passed on to the new independent testing authority (ITA), which is planned to be in place before the next Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.The IOC looks forward to working with International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organisations and National Olympic Committees to ensure that organisers of future Olympic Games and the ITA deliver harmonised but sport-specific anti-doping programmes at future Olympic Games. Also See: Kazakhs lose 2012 Olympic golds Russian loses 2012 gold IOC backs new drug testing body WADA confirms Olympics hack Cheap Nike Air Max 90 China . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). 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