Earlier, the IOA’s chief had spoken in regards to the want of legislation to penalise folks behind doping.© AFP
The authorities is engaged on finalising a legislation to punish the “real sources of doping” in sports activities within the subsequent three to 6 months, National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) Director General Navin Agarwal mentioned on Monday. His assertion got here when the Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra spoke in regards to the want of “some kind of law” to penalise the folks behind doping by athletes throughout a nationwide webinar on “anti-doping, nutritional and therapeutic requirements in sports”. “The sports secretary has said the law is being worked out. It will be finalised in three to six months so that not only the athletes but the entire and the real sources of this menace are traced and punished,” Agarwal mentioned with out elaborating on what he meant by “real sources”.
The authorities and the NADA had been engaged on an anti-doping laws which initially proposed imprisonment of athletes concerned with an organised doping syndicate however the criminality clause on the a part of the athletes was dropped later.
Batra talked about fixing duty on those that are working behind the scenes with athletes.
“Some kind of law needs to come. Till now only the athletes have been penalised but those people pushing them are going scot free…we need some tough laws to fix some kind of responsibility on them,” the IOA chief mentioned.
Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla urged Agarwal to extend dope testing of the athletes. He mentioned all of the Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes ought to clear dope checks earlier than their departure from the nation.
“The Indian contingent in the Tokyo Olympics should be absolutely clean. Each one of them should be tested before leaving the country,” he mentioned.
“I have been advocating for the criminalisation of doping in India and bringing a law for this.”
He mentioned at instances dietary supplements offered to athletes are contaminated and he would favor nutritious natural meals for them.
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