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Athletics Federation of India banned six states and 14 athletes

Athletics Federation of India banned six states and 14 athletes under doping.

Dec 26, 2013 17:06 IST
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The Athletics Federation Of India(AFI), after the meeting of Executive committee of AFI on 23 December 2013  had ban six states and 14 athletes for one year.

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The decision was taken  in order to curb the fielding of overaged athletics.

Overall 44 overaged athletes were found in six states and was suspended for one year.

The six states namely Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar , Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh was banned for next season . Although, these states can take part in national events under the banner of AFI.

14 Athletes were suspended on the charge of doping for two years.

As per provision of constitution of AFI, if the president or secretary desire, the athletes may be allowed to participate under the banner of AFI.

Athletics Federation of India
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is the apex body in Athletics in India and is responsible for conducting Competitions in the country. It was earlier called as Amateur Athletic Federation of India (AAFI). It is associated with both Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Doping
The use of drugs by athletes, which can aid performance and give competitors an unfair advantage is considered unethical by most international sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee.

Doping test was conducted by NADA in India under the supervision of WADA.

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