The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reportedly announced that the 2014 Sochi Olympics will have the 'most stringent anti-doping programme' seen at a Winter Olympics.
The announcement comes three days after Russian biathlete Irina Starykh pulled out of the Games, whose opening ceremony takes place on February 7, after a positive test.
According to the BBC, the IOC, which discussed plans with Sochi 2014 officials and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said that there would be 2,453 tests carried out in total, 14 percent more than the 2,149 tests carried out at the Vancouver Games four years ago.
The report mentioned that there would also be 1,184 post-competition tests after this year's Games, with a focus on 'higher risk' sports and team sports including ice hockey.
Samples will also be kept for 10 years should technology further improve and allow for future testing, the report added.