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NADA to conduct doping tests for C'wealth games

india Updated: Sep 27, 2009 17:16 IST

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National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) will conduct all tests for the Commonwealth Games to be held in October next year.

Manmohan Singh, Chairman, Medical and Anti Doping Commission, IOA and chairman Doping Control Committee for Commonwealth games told PTI in Patiala that since India has got the accreditation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Anti-Doping Rules of NADA have been approved and has become fully operational.

NADA has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code for its application in India, Singh said.

He also added that the Government had already constituted three panels related to anti-doping measures in sports.

The National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel will be headed by Dinesh Dayal, retired Additional District Judge, Delhi, and Anti-Doping Appeals panel will be headed by C K Mahajan, retired High Court judge.

The Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) will comprise three eminent doctors, drawn from the Safdarjang Hospital and the AIIMS, New Delhi, Singh said.

Asked about arrangements for Commonwealth games, he said that infrastructure will be ready by much before the onset of games.