Anti-Doping Regulations and its Implementation in India: A Critical Analysis

  • Yerragudla Vikranth
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  • Yerragudla Vikranth

    LL.M. student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Athletes consume performance enhancers, to improve their performance and to achieve the spotlight of glory and to win medals. Sometimes athletes consume them without their knowledge of consuming prohibited substances. Doping has been considered as a sin with or without malice and violation of sporting-spirit globally. There are institutions that take care of doping tests, like World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the international level and the National Anti-Doping Agency (India) which are set up under the aegis of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sports. Globally, World Anti-Doping Code 2021 are the guidelines or rules that govern doping tests, prescribes a list which consists of prohibited substances and punishment for the violation of the code. In India, the National Anti-Doping Code, 2022 is the code that gives the authority for the setting up of NADA, testing athletes, prescribes punishment for the violation of code. This paper deals with the definitions of doping, the inception of the concept of anti-doping and a brief analysis of doping in the earlier times and the development of it, and an analysis of global anti-doping code and of the national code as well and an analysis of implementation in India, in the sense of punishing the violators and a brief analysis of whether criminalization of doping is possible or not.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 1052 - 1059


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