Table 1

Percentage of athletes approved to inhale β2 agonists (IBA) and percentage of athletes inhaling corticosteroids (ICS) with and without IBA in Olympic Games between 2002 and 2010

Games yearPercentage of athletes approved IBA usePercentage of athletes using ICS with IBAPercentage of athletes using ICS but not an IBA
Vancouver 20107.1%75.3%*
Beijing 20087.2%87.2%1.3%
Torino 20067.8%77.2%0.5%
Athens 20044.2%69.9%0.5%
Salt Lake City 20025.2%
  • * 2010 No data – ICS declared on doping control form.

  • 2002 No data – ICS unrestricted.

  • IBA, β2 adrenoceptor agonists; ICS, inhaled corticosteroids.