IOA blames NADA for dope test lab suspension, massive fight breaks out

first_imgLast Updated: 23rd August, 2019 15:02 IST IOA Blames NADA For Dope Test Lab Suspension, Massive Fight Breaks Out The Indian Olympic Association on Friday lashed out at the National Anti-Doping Agency for the suspension of the country’s only WADA-accredited laboratory. WE RECOMMEND READ: Lost ‘Smack’: Rajasthan Police Follows Assam Police’s Wit Flaunting Latest Drug Haul; Netizens Debate ‘who’s Most Sarcastic?'”The National Sports Federations (NSFs) are not in a position to bear the extra cost. And why should we bear the extra cost for NADA’s mistakes?” he asked. The WADA said the suspension came after it’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) initiated disciplinary proceedings with regards to the status of WADA-accredited laboratories across the globe.The IOA chief said a negligent NADA sat on the issue for a long time despite repeated reminders from WADA. WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago BCCI under NADA: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju welcomes move, terms it “major positive turn” 1 year ago Big news for Cricket fans, sport being pushed for 2028 LA Olympics after BCCI’s NADA decision “This issue has been going on internally for the last year. The WADA has been pointing drawbacks in the NDTL’s testing methods but the NADA has failed to manage its affairs,” Batra said. NADA Director General Navin Agarwal remained unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts to reach him by PTI. First Published: 23rd August, 2019 11:35 IST Press Trust Of India COMMENT The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had suspended the accreditation of (NDTL) for six months in a blow to India’s anti-doping programme, the cost of which will rise significantly now. The lab, which got WADA accreditation in 2008, is no longer authorised to carry out testing of the samples as the suspension is effective August 20.The development is a setback for India with less than a year left for the Tokyo Olympics. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) can still collect samples (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India.READ: Karan Johar Party: Filmmaker Reacts To Allegations Of Drug Abuse, Says, ‘apparently You Aren’t Allowed To Scratch Your Nose’ center_img The Indian Olympic Association on Friday lashed out at the National Anti-Doping Agency for the suspension of the country’s only WADA-accredited laboratory, saying NADA’s “mistakes” have jeopardised the anti-doping programme here.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi for six months “due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)”. The NADA can appeal the suspension in the next 21 days. The NADA can still carry on with sample collection (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India. FOLLOW US 1 year ago CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu and National Rifle Association back IOA’s call to boycott event over non-inclusion of shooting NDTL had got WADA accreditation back in 2008. “We will now have to pay in dollars instead of rupees. My only concern now is who will bear the extra cost?” Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra told the media. LIVE TV 1 year ago NADA to start testing players during Duleep games, BCCI wants only doctors as DCOs SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By 1 year ago BCCI finally comes under NADA, officially becomes National Sports Federationlast_img read more