Court asks for guidelines to curb doping

April 2nd, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the central government to prepare guidelines to curtail cases of doping ahead of Commonwealth Games 2010. Chief Justice M.K. Sharma and Justice Reva Khetrapal issued notices to the central government, National Anti-Doping Authority (NADA) and National Anti-Doping Test Laboratory (NATL) to explain steps taken to stop doping among sportsmen during the games.

A public interest litigation filed by Health Fitness Trust has alleged lack of transparency in the doping tests and accuses the Sports Authority of India (SAI), NADA and NATL of blackmailing sportsmen by giving them positive reports.

“We want a transparent system in doping tests and no cheating should be allowed at any level. So, prepare tough guidelines for the fair sports in the coming commonwealth games,” the bench ruled.

NADA is the central anti-doping agency in the country, authorised to carry out `in competition’ and `out of competition’ testing.

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