Doping Current Affairs - 2020

Rio bound shot putter Inderjeet Singh fails dope test: NADA

India’s Rio Olympics bound shot putter Inderjeet Singh (28) has been tested positive for a banned substance.

In the out-of-competition test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), Inderjeet’s ‘A’ sample was tested positive for a banned steroid.

The NADA has asked Inderjeet Singh if he wants to test his ‘B’ sample and if so, to do this within seven days.

If his ‘B’ sample also tests positive, he will have to miss 2016 Rio Olympics Games in August 2016. Besides, he may be banned for four years under the new WADA Code.

Inderjeet Singh had won a bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games. He had won the gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2015. He had qualified for the 2016 Olympics by achieving qualification mark with a throw of 20.65 m in May 2015 at 19th Federation Cup.

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test: NADA

Top Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed a dope test after he was tested positive for a banned substance steroid.

With this, his participation in 2016 Rio Olympics has been jeopardised and if found guilty by the disciplinary panel, he may face a four-year suspension.

The out-of-competition doping test was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The samples of wrestler were collected at the National camp in Sonepat, Haryana.

He was tested positive for a substance methandienone, a banned anabolic steroid. He had qualified for the Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category.

Narsingh Yadav had won bronze medal in 2015 World championship of Wrestling to qualify for the Rio Olympics.  He also had won gold medal in 2012 Commonwealth Games.

Metandienone (C20H28O2): It is an orally active anabolic steroid that binds and activates the androgen receptor. It increases protein synthesis, muscle strength and glycogenolysis over a short space of time.  It is popular among bodybuilders.

About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

  • NADA is the national organization responsible for promoting, monitoring and coordinating the doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
  • It deals with adopting and implementing anti-doping policies and rules that conforms to the World Anti-Doping Code.
  • It also cooperates with other anti-doping organizations and promotes anti-doping research and education.