During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Period of the Games is the time from the opening of the Olympic or Paralympic villages up to, and including, the day of the closing ceremony.
During the Period of the Games:
At the Games, the on-site sample collection program is managed by the local Games Organizing Committee, while results management remains the responsibility of the IOC or IPC, respectively.
Athletes can expect both national and international Doping Control Officers (DCOs) to collect urine and blood samples in accordance with the Games anti-doping rules and technical procedures. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may have an Independent Observer Team present to monitor and oversee all aspects of the anti-doping program to ensure it’s conducted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards.