Anti Doping

  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping 6 hours 10 minutes ago

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's one-year ban June 4, 2014

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay's controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was "compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code." Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, last...
  • NADA makes expert panel to boost anti-doping campaign May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National Anti-Doping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative. The group will formulate anti-doping education plan in line with the objectives of the campaign. "The plan will be executed...
  • BCCI appoints Doping Control Officer for IPL-7 April 17, 2014

    Dubai: Sports medicine expert Dr PSM Chandran was on Thursday appointed as the Lead Doping Control Officer for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League, the first leg of which has started in the UAE. Chandran has been appointed for the job by the BCCI and the IDTM (International Doping Tests...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell April 11, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to the...
  • Dravid favours sportspersons signing 'whereabouts' clause of WADA November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday favoured sportspersons signing the "whereabout" clause of anti-doping agency WADA as this would reduce chances of corrupt practices in the game. Dravid is the first cricketer to have aired his view on this issue which has not been agreed to by...
  • Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief November 12, 2013

    Johannesburg: Only American anti-doping authorities can lift Lance Armstrong's life ban from cycling and any review of his case would require powerful reasons, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said on Tuesday, adding that he felt the issue was "done and dusted". "The only ones who can reopen (it),...
  • Lance Armstrong questions fairness of life ban November 8, 2013

    Lance Armstrong believes he was treated unfairly and singled out for punishment by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after being banned for life for doping. Armstrong, who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles last year after a USADA investigation, said he competed on a level...
  • Top swimmer Arjun Muralidharan banned October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Multiple-time national champion swimmer Arjun Muralidharan has been handed a two-year ban by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after testing positive for stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the All India Police Aquatics Championships in March. The Panel imposed a sanction of two-year ban on Muralidharan, starting October 25, a NADA source said. "Arjun...
  • Pradeep Sangwan slapped with 18-month ban for doping October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Anti-Doping Tribunal constituted under the BCCI Anti-Doping Code on Saturday slapped an 18-month ban on Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Pradeep Sangwan after he failed a random dope Test conducted in July earlier this year. The Tribunal found Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, in Sangwan's blood sample...
  • Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January September 28, 2013

    Kingston: Former 100-metre sprint world record holder Asafa Powell and his MVP team-mate Sherone Simpson are to face the disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January next year. Simpson will appear Jan 7 and 8 while Powell's hearing is scheduled for January 14-15, reports CMC. They were among five Jamaicans...
  • Ben Johnson promotes new anti-doping campaign August 31, 2013

    London: Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson is the face of a new anti-doping campaign. The Canadian was sensationally stripped of his Olympic gold medal and world record in the 100 meters at the 1988 Seoul Games after testing positive for steroids. After a two-year suspension, he received a lifetime ban in...
  • WADA revokes accreditation of Rio doping lab August 27, 2013

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revoked the accreditation of the Rio de Janeiro laboratory that would have handled testing for the 2016 Summer Games for failing to comply with international standards. The decision marks the second time the Rio laboratory has fallen below the required standards, the world anti-doping body...
  • WADA threatens to expel Jamaica on doping issue August 23, 2013

    Montreal: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has threatened to expel Jamaica from the next Olympics and other major competitions if it refuses to address shortcomings highlighted by a senior ex-employee. WADA director general David Howman Wednesday night urged the Portia Simpson Miller government to investigate claims by the former executive director...
  • Former Olympic champion Moses makes run for top WADA job July 30, 2013

    Berlin: Twice Olympic 400m hurdles champion Edwin Moses has launched his bid for the presidency of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is the third candidate for the post, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday. American Moses, who won gold medals at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics, joined former...
  • Team Sky would give WADA data to prove team are clean July 15, 2013

    France: Facing yet another barrage of doping questions after Chris Froome's awe-inspiring victory up Mont Ventoux in the Tour de France, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said he was ready to give the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) all their team training data. This year's race has been under extra scrutiny as...
  • Embarrassed AFI pulls out dope-flunked shot putter from Asian C'ships July 3, 2013

    Pune: An embarrassed Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday pulled out dope-flunked shot putter P Udaya Laxmi from the home squad for the ongoing Asian Championships here after she tested positive for a banned substance. Laxmi returned positive for stimulant methylhexaneamine in a test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)...
  • Woman athlete flunks dope test in Senior Athletics Championship July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A medal-winning woman shot-putter at last month's 53rd National Interstate Senior Athletics Championship has flunked the dope test, conducted by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA). NADA has not named the athlete but said her blood samples contained banned substance Methylhexaneamine. "The result management process has revealed that a woman athlete...
  • Spain hopes new anti-doping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new anti-doping law on Thursday, saying it would boost Madrid's chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The 'law for the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping' will come into effect within 20...
  • Six junior wrestlers skip dope test, lose medals May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Sunday withdrew the medals from six of the current junior national champions, who failed to provide samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for dope test. WFI had requested NADA to collect samples from the Junior National Wrestling Championships that were held...
  • Vijay Singh cleared of doping after deer antler spray admission May 1, 2013

    Vijay Singh has been cleared of doping by the PGA Tour despite admitting that he used a spray containing elements of a banned substance. Although he never failed a drugs test, Singh was deemed to have breached golf's rules on doping when he said earlier this year he had used...
  • Vijender Singh's dope test returns negative: Sports ministry April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Vijender Singh can heave a sigh of relief after the sports ministry announced on Tuesday that the boxer's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist had submitted his blood and...
  • NADA tests Vijender's urine, blood samples April 3, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, who consumed heroin as many as 12 times according to the police, on Wednesday underwent National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) drug test but was not put through the hair follicle test, which is the main indicator of heroin. NADA, who had earlier refused to test...
  • NADA will have to test Vijender for heroin: Sports Ministry sources April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Tuesday rejecting National Anti-Doping Agency's arguments against heroin test on boxer Vijender Singh, said that NADA will have to conduct the test, according to sources. According to Ministry sources, Vijender has to come clean as he's a national sporting icon. Sports Ministry sources also said...
  • NADA refuses to test Vijender for heroin use April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Sports Ministry asked the National Anti-Doping Agency to test Olympian boxer Vijender Singh for heroin, the drug testing body has said it cannot do so. "NADA will not breach the protocol prescribed in the WADA court for testing an athlete who is out of competition....
  • NADA turns down Sports Ministry's request for drug test on Vijender April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has refused to go with the Sports Ministry's request that Olympian boxer Vijender Singh be tested for heroin. NADA has made it clear that it is bound by international protocol and it can only test Vijender's blood and urine samples and not hair...
  • Drug haul: Vijender may not have to undergo NADA test April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A big question mark remains on whether India's champion boxer Vijender Singh will be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for heroin consumption or not. CNN-IBN has learned that NADA may throw the rule book at the Sports Ministry after the Sports Ministry asked it to test...
  • NADA refuses to test Vijender for heroin, say sources April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Sports Ministry asked the National Anti-Doping Agency to test Olympian boxer Vijender Singh for heroin, the drug testing body has said it cannot do so. According to sources, NADA says it can only test for performance enhancing drugs and since heroin is not considered...
  • Drug haul: Sports Ministry intervenes, asks NADA to test Vijender April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry swung into action on Monday and asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out tests on boxer Vijender Singh for alleged drug use. The Ministry's strong statement came hours after the Punjab Police was "advised" by the District Attorney of Fatehgarh Saheb against collecting...
  • NADA to carry out dope test on Vijender Singh April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Monday asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out a test on Beijing Olympics bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh for the reported use of the recreational drug heroin. In a communication sent to the director general of NADA, the ministry said...