Sports Law in India with Respect to Anti-Doping Measures

  • Aanya Agarwal and Jayesh Srivastava
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  • Aanya Agarwal

    Student at Amity University, Noida, India

  • Jayesh Srivastava

    Student at Amity University, Noida, India

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In the fields of sports, physical education, and their connected fields, sports law is used. India has been eclipsed in the globe by the excellence of Indian sports due to its proximity. It produced notable athletes who made significant contributions to the sport by serving as role models for the rest of the world through its rich sporting history. In India, one such contested and unresolved legal issue is the regulation of sports. Through independent sports federations, which have monopolistic natures and characteristics in their sports fields, the Indian government has controlled and governed sports in the country. However, these sporting organisations fend off any criticism when it amounts to openness and responsibility. The ongoing legal disputes and litigation in this field have compelled the judicial system to intervene and act as the field umpire. But why is there only the Ministry of Sports Affairs as the primary sports authority? Whether the Indian Judiciary strived for a minimal or significant contribution to the development of sports law? Is the Alternative Dispute Mechanism the best way to settle sports disputes? Doping in sports refers to the usage of medications that are deemed illegal by the law. But as numerous case studies have shown, doping in sports has recently become a significant problem. Doping has a long history, although this paper mainly discusses it from an Indian perspective. Several steps were taken to address the doping problem, including the 2015 implementation of the National Anti-Doping Agency based on the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC). The agency's primary goals are to execute WADC-compliant anti-doping regulations, regulate control programmes, and raise awareness of doping and its effects. This essay will primarily analyze anti-doping organizations and the primary causes of doping in India. It will also explore and analyze pressing concerns about the sports industry in the context of pertinent legal rulings. It also sheds light on how Indian legislators have not shown interest in advancing sports law, and therefore it makes significant sports reform recommendations for the restoration of sports' former grandeur in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2307 - 2324


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