NADA India


Athletes Returning From Sanctions

Individuals serving bans cannot participate in any capacity in a competition, event, training or any other activity that is organized, recognized and authorized by the relevant national federation or its subsidiary associations.

They cannot, additionally, participate in other sports, or activities and are also banned from coaching other athletes.

Individuals serving bans are still subject to anti-doping rules and can still be tested. Athletes can be tested at any time and in any place and may be asked to provide ‘Whereabouts’ for a duration or for the entire length of their ban.

If an athlete retires during the ban period, but later makes a comeback, they are not eligible for participation unless they inform their NADA India, make themselves available for testing and complete the period of ban left.

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The Eco-system

NADA India is working to sensitize all stakeholders in the national sports ecosystem and is committed to increasing anti-doping awareness amongst all target group to prevent the spread of doping in sports. NADA India has recognized the following key stakeholders:

  • College / University  Level Athletes
  • State Level Athletes
  • National Level Athletes
  • International Level Athletes
  • Coaches
  • Managers
  • Trainers
  • Agents
  • Team Staff
  • Parents
  • Sports medicine practitioners & physiotherapists
  • Medical/ Para-medical personnel
  • Anti-doping practitioners
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • Ministry of Education
  • National Dope Testing Laboratory
  • Sports Authority of India
  • Sports Departments of States & Union Territories
  • National Sports Federations
  • National Sports Promotion Organizations
  • Indian Olympic Association
  • Paralympic Committee of India
  • School Games Federation of India
  • Police Sports Control Board
  • Services Sports Control Board
  • Railway Sports Promotion Board
  • NGOs & CSR organizations working in sports development
  • Sports Clubs, Academies & Training Centres
  • Sports Institutions funded by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India
  • Other Sports & Physical Education Colleges & Universities
  • Physical education teachers
  • Physical Education Institutes such as National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
  • National Forensic Sciences University
  • Food Safety Standards Authority of India
  • Sports Medicine, Sports Science & Sports Research Institutions
  • Medical Institutions
  • Media personnel
  • Sports Law Professionals
  • National Sports Event Organizers
  • Competition Managers
  • Sports Event Sponsors
  • Sports Events Logistics Agencies