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National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)

  Apr 14, 2018

National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)

National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890 on November 24, 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India. The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per WADA code, regulate dope control programme, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.
National Anti Doping Agency is mandated for Dope free sports in India. The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per WADA code, regulate dope control programme, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.
The primary functions of NADA are as under: To implement the Anti Doping Code to achieve compliance by all sports organizations  in the Country. To coordinate dope testing program through all participating stakeholders.To promote anti doping research and education to inculcate the value of dope free sports. To adopt best practice standards and quality systems to enable effective implementation and  continual improvement of the program. Ex-officio Chairman of NADA is the Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports.
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE): An athlete, like any other person, may have illnesses or conditions that require the use of particular medications as treatment. But, Substances an athlete is required to take as a treatment may fall under the Prohibited List. In such a case, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may under strict conditions, provide an athlete with the authorization to take the needed medicine, all the while competing in sport, with no resulting doping offence. 
The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in Canada to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports. The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, whose provisions are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
In 2016, Professor Richard McLaren (academic), an independent investigator hired on behalf of WADA published a 2 part report showing that more than 1,000 Russians athletes in over 30 sports were involved in or benefited from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015.