World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Report on Rule Violations

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its report on “Rule Violations”, recently.

Key Findings of the report

  • Number of offenders in India and increased in 2019, making India among top-three of world’s biggest doping violators.
  • Bodybuilding, weightlifting and athletics have contributed majorly to India’s embarrassing record.
  • In 2019, 152 Anti-doping Rule Violations (ADRVs), accounting for 17 percent of world’s total, were reported in India.
  • Out of total offenders, maximum dope offenders reported from bodybuilding (57).
  • Among Olympic sports, weightlifting leads with 25 ADRVs. It is followed by athletics (20) and wrestling (10).
  • Boxing and judo reported four ADRVs, each.
  • Four cricketers also committed ADRVs in 2019.

Global Scenario

Worldwide, Russia has topped the list with 167 ADRVs. Russia is followed by Italy with 157 ADRVs. Brazil with 78 ADRVs is at fourth position and Iran with 70 ADRVs is at fifth position.

ADRVs in Russia

Russia was banned from fielding its national team in Tokyo Olympics as it did not comply with international anti-doping rules. It has now been ranked at top position in violators’ list. Russia has reported more cases as compared to 2018.

2018 report

In 2018 WADA report, India was placed at fourth position, with 107 ADRVs. It was left Russia with 144 ADRVs, Italy with 132 ADRVs and France with 114 ADRVs.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

WADA is a foundation initiated by International Olympic Committee. It is based in Canada for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the fight against drugs in sports. Key activities of the foundation include scientific research, development of anti-doping capacities, education, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code.


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