A day after it was highlighted that the 36th National Kyrougi and 9th Poomse Junior National Taekwondo championship is being organised under pitiable conditions, pointing fingers at poor arrangements made by Punjab Taekwondo Association, syringes were found in the washroom being used by players at the multi-purpose hall, Guru Nanak Stadium.
When HT team checked a single washroom opened for male and female players, coaches and parents, some syringes were dumped at a corner.
A coach claimed that he has seen some players of the tournament injecting something and rushing off in a huff when he entered the toilet.Other players claimed that the participants could be taking steroids in the absence of any checks. “How can we win the match if the opponent has consumed a steroid?”a player expressed. Players stated that the organisers should conduct inspection and take the necessary actions for the same.There are a total of 1,000 players across India participating in the championship.Although it is compulsory to inform the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) before conducting the event but there is no NADA official present at the event.