WADA Contacts India regarding athletes who ran from drug testing
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has now contacted athletics organizations in India to determine what action will be taken following a junior race where seven of eight starters failed to show up due to the presence of doping officials.
The boys’ 100 metres at the Delhi state athletics championships was subject to an exodus after word that anti-doping authorities would make a surprise visit got out.
Doctors also made a surprise visit to the Nehru Stadium in New Delhi to carry out an age test for the event.
WADA is already wary of doping being rife in India as it ranked the country second in the world, behind only Russia, in its list of the number of anti-doping rule violations committed.
WADA says it will be looking deeper into the matter, including contacting the relevant authorities in India to seek more information about the details of exactly what transpired.