The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 15 June 2015 published the Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV) Report for 2013.
It is the first of its kind comprehensive report released by WADA on ADRVs and it illustrates the incidence of doping in global sport during 2013.
Russia has maximum number of dope offenders with 212 testing positive while the figures for Turkey and India were 155 and 91 respectively that stood at second and third positions.
Highlights of 2013 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV) Report
• Globally, 1953 sanctions were levied for testing positive for banned substances (ADRVs) committed during 2013.
• The sanctions were handed out to athletes and athlete support personnel from 115 countries in 89 sports after testing 207513 samples.
• Out of 1953 athletes, 1687 were actually caught for using banned substances while 266 violated other rules (non-analytical ADRVs).
• Non-Analytical ADRVs refer to violations related to Articles 2.2 to 2.8 of the World Anti-Doping Code, that do not involve the detection of a prohibited substance by a WADA-accredited laboratory but instances like failure to submit to a test, possession, use or trafficking of a prohibited substance.
• Non-Analytical ADRVs include athletes and athlete support personnel.
• If non-analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) are taken into account Russia (225), Turkey (188) and France (108) stood at the top three positions.
• Among sports disciplines, weightlifting (248), athletics (235), cycling (153), wrestling (92) and football (74) were top five with large number of dope cases.
Report with respect to India
• India’s National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) reported third largest ADRVs during 2013 with 91 instances just behind Russia and Turkey.
• Out of the 91 Indians, 20 were women athletes.
• When non-analytical ADRVs are considered, India had total 95 ADRVs and stood fourth in the WADA list behind Russia, Turkey and France .
• Among sports disciplines, track and field athletes lead the Indian dope cheats with 30 (28 sanctioned after testing positive with two of them committing non-analytical ADRVs) out of a global total of 280.
• Weightlifting came second with 19 from the discipline caught for doping with nine wrestlers committing Anti-Doping Rule violation.
• Other sports involved in the doping are power lifters (8), bodybuilding (8), judo (7), boxing (4), aquatics (2), cycling (2), kabaddi (2), cricket (1), football (1), taekwondo (1) and volleyball (1).
The report, when combined with the 2013 Annual Testing Figures (ATF) Report released in 2014 will be of value to the anti-doping community’s efforts to protect clean athletes in every country around the world.
The 2013 ATF Report disclosed the results of all the tests performed by WADA-accredited laboratories on urine and blood samples collected during 2013.
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What: Published by WADA
When: 15 June 2015