In a first, the country’s anti-doping agency NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) has launched its mobile phone app on Tuesday to help athletes cope with doping hassles. The app is developed to create a bridge between the doping watchdog NADA and the athletes by providing easy accessibility to every information related to doping.
The app, launched by the Hon’ble Sports Minister Mr. Kiren Rijiju, will carry all vital information about prohibited substances, numerous aspects of different sports, and how dabbling with certain substances could jeopardize a sporting career.
Speaking on the occasion of its launch Mr. Rijiju said, “I congratulate NADA on this initiative. It is a very important step for Indian sport because we are working towards clean sports and the first step in that direction is to create awareness and provide relevant, accessible information to athletes so that they know which medication or substances are not to be used by them.”
The app will contain exhaustive information about whether a particular medicine has forbidden substance by NADA and if it is safe to consume if one is unwell. This will not only help the athletes but also their coaches in deciding on a particular drug. In fact, the app is going to be a go-to advice platform for all.
It will also ensure a smoother, quicker process of dope tests for athletes. The app permits doping control officer to record their availability to conduct a test through this app. In short, this is a defining moment for a clean sporting culture in India.
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