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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sports gives clean chit to boxer Vijender Singh April 18, 2013

    Sports Minister Jitendra Singh says that boxer Vijender Singh is free to attend the boxing camps but he will not be attending the current camp. ...
  • NADA gives clean chit to boxer Vijender Singh April 17, 2013

    Olympics silver-medallist Vijender Singh got big relief from NADA as his blood and urine samples tested negative for any banned substances. ...
  • Vijender's samples test negative for drugs April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that Olympic medallist Vijender Singh's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medalist had submitted his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • We should wait for Vijender test results: Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    Sports Minister Jitendra Singh told CNN-IBN that WADA rules say that Vijender can be checked for heroin. ...
  • Vijender saga is disappointing, says Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Mounting pressure on India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the entire episode is disappointing for the youngsters and all the sportspersons. Singh also said that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) allows all drug tests and that Vijender can be checked for...
  • Drug haul: Police unhappy as NADA leaves out vital test on Vijender April 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: The rift between the Punjab Police and the Sports Ministry over India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh is out in the open now. Unhappy with the tests carried out by NADA, the police said that vital hair follicle test used to detect heroin use has been left out. Instead blood...
  • News 360: Kolkata unites in grief over SFI activist's death April 3, 2013

    Apart from the SFI, prominent Left leaders, including former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, paid homage to Sudipto Gupta, who died allegedly in police crackdown. ...
  • 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 refuses to test Vijender Singh for heroin April 3, 2013

    The NADA is willing to conduct a regular out-of-competition dope test on Vijender but has expressed its inability to test the Olympic bronze-medallist for heroin. ...
  • 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...
  • Mohali drug haul: Vijender 'will give blood samples to NADA' March 13, 2013

    Chandigarh: Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh has said that he is willing to provide his blood and hair samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) than to the Punjab police saying that the team that visited him on Monday to question him and take his samples was "ill-prepared" and did...
  • NADA unlikely to test boxer Vijender Singh March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh is unlikely to be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) despite claims by his sparring partner Ram Singh that the star boxer consumed small amounts of heroin. Sources in the NADA told PTI that Vijender's case was a matter to be investigated by...
  • Dope, Olympic flop show mar Indian athletics in 2012 December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian athletics slumped to new depths of shame by producing the highest number of dope cheats while continuing the flopshow at the Olympics in yet another dismal year. If 2011 was the year of worst doping scandals in Indian athletics involving six top quarter-milers, the year gone by...
  • Banned athletes to appeal against NADA panel decision November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The 11 athletes who were handed two years ban by a NADA panel for flunking dope tests, including Asian Games bronze medallist wrestler Mausam Khatri, are expected to appeal against the decision. The athletes said that they will contest against the decision because the two year ban period...
  • Indian athletes seek to redeem reputation August 2, 2012

    London: Indian track and field athletes begin their campaign in the London Olympics on Friday, seeking to redeem their reputation, which lay in tatters due to the doping scandal that marred their splendid show in the 2010 Asian Games. Indian athletics was hit by the steroid doping scandal that involved six...
  • London dope control team to test Indian athletes July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In order to avoid a repeat of Monika Devi doping scandal-like incident before the Olympics, the National Anti-Doping Agency has tested the urine samples of all the athletes except for a few who have been based abroad for training, its Director General said on Wednesday. NADA Director General Mukul...
  • NADA bans six relay team athletes for doping July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has imposed a one-year ban on the women's 400 metres relay team comprising six Indian athletes for taking illegal drugs. The ban will get over before the 2012 London Olympics, said Anish Dayal, the lawyer representing the athletes. Dayal said that a complete reduction of...
  • NADA orders release of Godara doping list November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A ten-year-old list containing names of athletes – some of who are top stars from the 1980s and 1990s - reported to have tested positive in dope tests conducted at a non-accredited laboratory has been ordered to be released by a National Anti-Doping Disciplinary (NADA) panel, according to...