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Q. Doping test of Indian athletes: Comment on recent issue of Indian athletes failing dope test for Rio Olympics.
Jul 27, 2016 Related to : GS Paper-2

Ans :

Introduction-

India is sending its largest contingent till date to the Summer Olympics to be held at Rio de Janeiro in August. But the cheer is now muted as few athletes have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and run the risk of being banned.

Issues-

  • Wrestlers from north India, women weightlifters from the northeast, discus throwers, runners from Kerala and many athletes from across the country have been banned from global sports on doping charges. Some of the drugs used were pretty banal: nasal decongestants and so on. Some were steroids. Others were complex stuff.
  • It is an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in few times ago, tested positive for banned substance. It has shaken the Indian sporting community by testing positive for a banned substance.
  • If found guilty by the NADA disciplinary panel, then these athletes face a four-year suspension under the anti-doping code. That would automatically throw India’s brightest medal prospects out of next month’s Olympics.

Analysis-

  • There have been claims of sabotage and conspiracy about whole incident and merits of such claims are best left to the disciplinary panel to judge.
  • The incident has once again brought to the fore India’s rather lackadaisical approach towards keeping sport clean. It seems the country has not shown seriousness in bringing transparency in anti-doping measures.
  • It is found that many players lacks awareness and information about banned substance and even many training centres are not equipped with to train athletes in such issues.

Conclusion-

Many players’ fails doping test ahead of summer Olympics to be held at Rio is blot on Indian sports community and also set back for brightest medal prospects. Government needs to take up this issue seriously and should show serious approach to keep sports keep by bringing transparency in anti-doping measures.


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