Doping Control Facilities
The 35th National Games shall strictly adhere to the Anti-Doping policies and codes stipulated by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and aims for a 100% dope-free Games.
Dope Control stations shall be suitably located and easily accessible for the Athletes for conducting the Dope testing during the Games. There shall be separate Dope control stations at all Games venues and at the Games village as well. Each station shall have an approximate area of 500 Sq. ft. with attached toilets and processing rooms which assures complete privacy for athletes. These stations are established by NADA and manned by trained Dope Control Officers (DCO), Assistant DCOs and chaperones.
National Games Medical Commission
Fundamental objectives of Medical commission are
- Protecting the athletes’ health
- Upholding medical and sporting ethics and
- Maintaining equal opportunities for all at the time of competition
The Medical Commission for the National Games will lead in selection of Athletes, supervise Sample collection procedures and review Adverse Analytical Findings, Atypical Results and any other anti-doping rule violations. The Medical Commission is the final authority to approve the Doping Control program for the National Games.
Medical Commission also disseminates relevant information which makes the athletes aware about the Anti-Doping policies and testing procedures at the Games and the dangers and consequences of Doping.
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take a particular medication. If any medication which an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or adverse physical condition happens to fall under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) certificate exempts that athlete to take the required medicine. The athlete’s Physician may have to duly fill out the TUE Application Form and produce the required supporting documentation and forward it to the Sports Federation concerned or NADA.
TUE committee which is constituted by NADA grants TUE Certificate for Athletes.
The Doping Control Stations are highly restricted areas and access has been allowed only to the following authorised personnel:
- Doping Control Officer
- Selected athletes
- Accompanying representatives of the selected athletes
- National Federation Doping Control Official
- Interpreter (if required)
- Other authorised personnel. i.e. WADA observers
Doping Control Staff
Nodal Officer - Dr.S.Perumal, NADA.
Ph. 0 98680 48995
Applicable Anti-Doping Standards
Any athlete can be tested anywhere and at any time, which may be either during the competition or out of the competition, random testing or target testing, as per WADA code.
Doping Control Laboratory
Samples collected shall be tested only in WADA accredited Laboratory.
This is completely managed by NADA.
Athletes and supporting personnel participating in the Games shall be provided with updated and accurate information about the Doping Control Program, the specific Prohibited List, health consequences of doping, the doping control procedures and other relevant important information.