The issue of jurisdictional overlapping between Athletics Federation of India and National Anti-Doping Agency on the disciplinary hearing of dope tainted athletes Mandeep Kaur and Jauna Murmu has been resolved.
A National Anti-doping Agency (NADA) team on Saturday conducted a surprise raid at the Central Regional Centre of SAI in Bhopal, in the wake of a doping scandal that rocked the country a couple of weeks ago.
Disregarding NADA`s request to
put on hold the disciplinary proceedings of dope tainted top
quarter-milers Mandeep Kaur and Jauna Murmu, the Athletics
Federation of India on Friday went ahead with the hearing.
The NADA disciplinary panel hearing the case of 11 dope-tainted athletes,including three in the Asian Games squad,Wednesday adjourned its proceedings till Dec 9 after the athletes`counsel sought more documents to prepare his case
The Indian athletes who recently tested positive for Methylhexaneamine may have a case when they claimed that the banned stimulant could have entered their body even without their knowledge, according to a sports medicine expert.
Athletes including Commonwealth Games-bound swimmers Richa Mishra, Jyotsana Pansare and shot putter Saurabh Vij, whose `B` samples returned positive in National Anti Doping Agency tests, will be heard by a NADA disciplinary panel.
The chairman of IOA`s medical and anti-doping commission Manmohan Singh said the National Anti Doping Agency should clarify whether a few athletes deliberately evaded the recent surprise dope test or it was a lapse on their part