NADA bans Indian athletes Aishwarya Babu, MV Jilana for doping

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India's triple jumper Aishwarya Babu and sprinter MV Jilna have been banned by India's National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) respectively after they tested positive for banned drugs by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Overview of the news

  • Aishwarya won a gold medal in the triple jump during the National Inter-State Championships in June 2022, with a leap of 14.14 m establishing a new national record. 

  • Aishwarya has been suspended for four yearsby the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)after she tested positive for a banned substance, anabolic steroids.

  • Aishwarya's sample tested positive for a steroid included in the banned list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), due to which she was ruled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • Aishwarya had tested positive for Ostarinewhich is a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SRAM) during the National Inter State Championships on 13th and 14th June 2022 in Chennai.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and governments of the world.

  • Its main aim is to fight against the unauthorized use of performance enhancing drugs (Dope) by the athletes in sports. 

  • WADA’s primary role is to develop, harmonize and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries.

  • WADA is an international organization. It delegates work in individual countries to Regional and National Anti-Doping Organizations.

  • Headquarters: Lausanne,Switzerland.

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