The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 27 April 2016 published its second annual Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Report. The report represents the most comprehensive set of global doping statistics in sport for 2014.
With 96 cases of doping violations in 2014, India ranked third worldwide in the report. The two countries above India in the list are Russia with 148 cases and Italy with 123 cases.
Athletics had the highest number of doping violation cases in India (29), followed by power-lifting (23) and weight-lifting (22). Seventy nine of the 96 athletes failed tests during a sporting event, while the 13 others were caught out of competition.
The other countries in the top 10 are Belgium and France, each with 91 cases, Turkey with 73 cases, Australia with 49 cases, China with 49 cases, Brazil with 46 cases and South Korea with 43 cases.
Key highlights of the 2014 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report
• Report highlights 1693 Anti-Doping Rule Violations in 2014, involving individuals from 109 nationalities and across 83 sports
• 1462 ADRVs came from adverse analytical findings; 231 from ‘evidence-based intelligence’ non-analytical findings
• 64% of the 2287 AAFs reported in 2014 resulted in the 1462 ADRVs
• Of the 231 non-analytical ADRVs, 185 were committed by athletes and 46 by athlete support personnel
• Figures are from the final year under the 2009 World Anti-Doping Code
• In total, athletes from 109 countries spread across 83 sports violated the anti-doping rules
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What: Released by WADA
When: 27 April 2016