Government determined on anti-doping measures: Sports Minister Vijay Goel


New Delhi: On Thursday Sports Minister Vijay Goel claimed that the administration is resolute to take tough anti-doping measures in order to restrain the use of banned stuff. Stating that use of supplements corded with banned stuff was a main cause behind positive dope tests by different Indian athletes, Goel claimed that the administration is appearing to limit the significance and use of such substitutes.

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Sports Minister further conveyed that, the administration is devoted to take hard anti-doping measures to offer a healthy eco-system for expansion of sports in the nation. Now time has come to supply safe and quality nourishment to the athletes in the stir of rising international competition and elevated incidences of dope.

An association of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and other organizations will have a far attainment impact in enhancing physical fitness standards in the nation and help athletes in making knowledgeable choices.”Import and dope-laced nutritional substitute is a cause to worry as an unsuspected athlete gets banned under the Anti-Doping Code because of use of these supplements. Goel further added that, to guard the clean athlete and convene his obligation for quality supplements, the meeting of different authorities to work out a dope free model for dietary products is a high-quality initiative.

A total of 14 past sportpersons counting P.T. Usha, Anju Bobby George (athletics), Sanjeev Kumar Singh (archery), Aparna Popat (badminton), Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar (boxing), Jagbir Singh (hockey), Abhinav Bindra (shooting), Somdev Devvarman (tennis), Karnam Malleshwari (weightlifting), Sushil Kumar (wrestling), I. M. Vijayan (football), Khajan Singh Tokas (swimming), Kamlesh Mehta (table tennis) were appointed as national observers of a dozen sports in late March.

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These past sportspersons were supposed to aid the administration, Sports Authority of India (SAI), and National Sports Federations (NSFs) in the preparation and implementation of the long term expansion plan in their relevant sports covering all facet counting selection policy, long term athlete growth plan, coaching development, development of technical officials and monitoring and evaluation of athlete performance.