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DOPING IN SPORTS LAW & LAW AGAINST IT

What is doping in sports?

Doping in competitive sports is referred to the usage of performance enhancer drugs which are banned by anti-doping laws of various authorities.

What is National Anti-Doping Agency?

National Anti-Doping Agency is mandated for Dope free sports in India. The primary objectives of the Agency are to implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Agency Code, regulate dope control program, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.

What is World Anti-Doping Agency?

World anti-doping agency is responsible for regulating the usage of performance enhancer drugs. World anti-doping agency has a code called the World anti-doping Agency Code. It is a document, which lays down anti-doping rules, regulations, and policies worldwide.

Anti Doping Rule Violations[1]

  • Doping is defined by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as the occurrence of one or more of the following anti-doping rule violations mentioned in the WADA/NADA Code.
  • Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample.
  • Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method.
  • Refusing to submit to sample collection after being notified.
  • Failure to provide whereabouts information or being unavailable for doping control.
  • Tampering with any part of the doping control process.
  • Possession of a prohibited substance or method. The World Anti-Doping Agency annually updates the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The list is the International Standard defining what is prohibited in-competition and out-of-competition. The list also indicates whether particular substances are banned in particular sports.
  • Trafficking a prohibited substance or method.
  • Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete.
  • Complicity
  • Prohibited Association

[1] https://www.nadaindia.org/faq

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