Athletics Integrity Unit

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) was founded by the International Association of Athletics Federations in April 2017 to combat doping in the sport of athletics.[1][2] The unit functions fully independently from the IAAF.[3] It is currently led by head Brett Clothier.[4]

The organization collected more than 600 blood samples prior to the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.[5]

Asbel Kiprop caseEdit

The AIU was the first official source to confirm Asbel Kiprop's positive test for the banned substance EPO in May 2018.[6][7] They affirmed the validity of the test despite accusations of a tampered sample.[8]


  1. ^ Association, Press (19 December 2016). "IAAF's Athletics Integrity Unit to be launched in April 2017". the Guardian.
  2. ^ "IAAF: Independent Athletics Integrity Unit is operational- News -".
  3. ^ "Know Us - Athletics Integrity Unit".
  4. ^ "IAAF: Brett Clothier appointed as first Head of Athletics Integrity Unit- News -".
  5. ^ "More than 600 pre-worlds blood tests".
  6. ^ "Athletics Integrity Unit dismisses Asbel Kiprop extortion claims over positive EPO drug test".
  7. ^ "Athletics Integrity Unit Refutes Asbel Kiprop's Wild Doping Story".
  8. ^ "Statement" (PDF).

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