On January 30, 2020 The National Anti-Doping Agency(NADA) banned Indian weightlifter Ramshad AR for a period of 2 years after he was found guilty of violating the anti-doping rule. Similarly, Indian wrestler Ravinder Kumar was banned for a 4-year period by NADA for failing the dope test.
Ban by NADA:
i.Ramshad AR: He was examined by the Doping Control Officer of NADA during the 71st Men’s National Weightlifting Championship.
- Prohibited substances taken: Prohibited substances under WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) prohibited list of 2019 namely 2-Hydroxy-4-MethoxyTamoxifen (Metabolite of Tamoxifen), Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) were present during the examination.
- Rule violation: The athlete was found guilty of anti-doping violation where he violated article 2.1.1 which states that it was the athlete’s personal duty to ensure no prohibited substance entered his/her body.
ii.Ravinder: Ravinder failed the dope test during the 67th All India Police Wrestling Cluster Championship in Jaipur, Rajasthan in 2019 and was suspended in May 2019.
- Prohibited substance taken: Prohibited substances such as 9-Norandrosterone (Metabolite of Nandrolone) at a concentration greater than 15 ng/ml, Buprenorphine & its metabolite Norbuprenorphine, Narcotic Mephentermine & its metabolite Phentermine, and Stimulant Heptaminol enlisted under category S6 were found during the analysis.
- Competitive results disqualified: As per Rule 10.08 of NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, all competitive results of Ravinder from the date of sample collection will be disqualified.
About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA):
Director General- Navin Agarwal.
Founded- 24 November 2005.
Motto- Play fair.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
About World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA):
Founded- 10 November 1999.
Headquarters- Montreal, Canada.
Director General- Olivier Niggli.
Official languages- English, French.