World Doping Report Published

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India has been ranked third (117 athletes) for the third year in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015.

India had 91 and 96 Anti-doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

An ADRV is a doping offence committed by an athlete or athlete support person, which results in certain consequences or sanctions. It is derived from adverse analytical findings (AAFs), commonly known as ‘positive’ results.

Of the 117 Indian dope offenders of 2015, two are non-analytical ADRVs, which refer to cases that do not involve 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 by athletes and support personnel.

Out of the 115 analytical ADRVs, 78 are committed by male athletes while 37 are by female.

Among individual sports, weightlifting has taken over athletics as the dirtiest with a whopping 56 Indian lifters (32 male and 24 female) punished for doping.

Athletics contributed the second highest number of dope offenders with (14 men and 7 womens), followed by boxing (8), wrestling (8), cycling (4), kabaddi (4), aquatics (3), powerlifting (3), judo (2), wushu (2), rowing, bodybuilding (1), hockey (1), football (1) and street and ball hockey (1).

The nationalities with the highest number of ADRVs:
1. Russia (176);
2. Italy (129);
3. India (117);
4. France (84);
5. Belgium (67);
6. South Africa (59);
7. Turkey (59);
8. Republic of Korea (51);
9. United States (50);
10. Islamic Republic of Iran (48).

The sports with the highest number of ADRVs:
1. Bodybuilding (270);
2. Athletics (242);
3. Weightlifting (239);
4. Cycling (200);
5. Powerlifting (110);
6. Football (108);
7. Rugby Union (80);
8. Boxing (66);
9. Wrestling (57);
10. Basketball (39).

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