Taking strict actions, WFI cites ‘Coaches also to be penalised if wrestler found positive in dope test’

News Bharati    11-May-2019

New Delhi, May 11: India’s reputation at the international level has escalated over the coming years. With the rising reputation and the athletes performing exceptionally well, India has marked an esteemed position. After several incidents of doping and drugging came into limelight, and saving the reputation of the country, the Wrestling Federation of India decided to take the issue concerned with doping seriously.

 

Taking the situation in consideration, the Federation has decided that if results of dope tests of any wrestler during national camps and international championships are found to be positive, then not only the athlete but also all the trainers at the camp will be barred and penalised.

The Wrestling Federation of India also stated that in the past years, three to four Indian wrestlers have been found positive during dope tests which has affected India’s reputation.

In a statement, the WFI said, “Wrestling Federation of India has decided that if any Indian wrestlers, during the national or international competition, is found to be positive in the dope test, then not only the wrestler but also all the trainers at the camp will be barred and penalised.”

It further added, “If a trainer finds a wrestler suspicious or if there is any wrestler who does not follow the directions of a trainer, then he can inform the Federation’s office. Action will be taken by the Federation in this regard.”

The Wrestling Federation of India had to pay a hefty fine of Rs 32 lakh to United World Wrestling.