Doping in sport Current Affairs, GK & News

2022 Winter Olympics- Explained

The 2022 Winter Olympics ended on February 20, 2022, by uplifting closing ceremony.  It saw sporting drama and milestones. However, it was tarnished by a Russian doping scandal. Highlights The Games will be remembered for new stars like Eileen Gu as well as for the doping controversy in which a 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva ..




World Athletics Council imposes $10 million fine on RusAF for breaching anti-doping rules

World Athletics Council imposed a USD 10 million on the Athletics Federation of Russia (RusAF) for breaching anti-doping rules. World Athletics has capped the number of Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) allowed to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and other specified senior events at 10. However, the number of authorised neutral athletes that can compete ..


Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for 4 years

Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of her 400m and 4x400m relay titles from the 2017 Asian Championships. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has stated that she tested positive for steroids drostanolone and metenolone in sample taken at the Inter-State meet in Guwahati in June 2018. Hence, ..


Norway hosts 2018 anti-doping sports conference ‘Clean Sport=Fair Outcome

On 25th June 2018, the anti-doping sports conference titled Clean Sport=Fair Outcome?’ was held at Oslo in Norway to address the issue of doping menace. The conference is a joint initiative of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), Anti-Doping Norway and FairSport to propose a substantial agenda for action, enabling it to have ..


Sri Lanka hosts 2018 Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping

On June 18, the annual Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping has started in Colombo, Sri Lanka with representatives from 29 countries including India. The 15th such annual gathering is also being attended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to discuss important anti-doping issues that will help in the fight for clean ..


India ranked joint-sixth in list of doping violations

India has been ranked joint-sixth in the list of doping violations with 69 cases, same as that of Russia, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report for samples collected in 2016. India improved its position to sixth after being joint-third for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. Though, the number of dope violations for ..