In pursuing list of anti doping violation cases that took place from 1991 to 2000 in the country, former international distance runner Sunita Godara, faced a minor set-back on Thursday. But, Godara wasn't perturbed at all.
“We will file another application to pursue the matter,” Godara said of the Public Interest Litigation case that she had been pursuing for long.
The case, now in the court of anti doping disciplinary panel of National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), had made some interesting observation on November 16, whereby Godara was suppose to be provided with the list of anti-doping violation that Sports Authority of India (SAI) had furnished to High Court.
List still missing
The panel though provided her list of positive cases from 2001 to 2008, but contentious list (1991 to 2000) that has some big names of the Indian athletics, was missing.
“They must have been some confusion, which is why the list is missing,” she said. However, she immediately filed an appeal to the panel so that she could be furnished more details.
In her PIL, former distance runner has alleged that doping in the past was patronised by the state, and several top players, despite testing positive, were never punished.
More than 100 athletes out of 350-odd names were not penalized because of various reasons. Experts believe such a decision was taken after a proper hearing.