The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rapped on the knuckles of National Anti-Doping Agency for "excessive" delay in disposing a dope violation case of swimmer Amar Muralidharan while dismissing his appeal against the decisions of two NADA panels after he tested positive for a banned substance in 2010.
In what could be termed as one of the biggest doping scandals in recent years, as many as 21 weightlifters have been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation after testing positive for banned substances.
Keen to make an impression a year after her doping ban ended in July 2013, India`s premier athlete Ashwini Akkunji is eyeing a medal in the individual 400 meter hurdle at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Judoka Nirupama Devi has been handed a two-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland after two panels of National Anti-Doping Agency here only reprimanded her in a case of Methylhexaneamine (MHA) doping.
Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal and boxing great M Venu were on Tuesday included in the National Anti-Doping Agency`s Appeal Panel and Disciplinary Panel respectively, after reconstitution of the two bodies.
The appeals hearing on the one-year ban on India`s four top quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, before a National Anti-Doping Agency panel was today adjourned for January 27.