New Delhi: India has been topped among the top3 drug-offenders worldwide, according to anti-doping agency, WADA’s annual report for 2014. India had the third highest Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in 2014, with 96 cases (65 men and 27 women). Russia is the top drug offender (148 cases), followed by Italy (123 cases). Body building accounted for maximum violations, followed by Athletics in WADA’s report. In total, individuals from 109 countries across 83 sports committed anti-doping rule violations.
WADA Director General David Howman said the evidence-based violations highlighted “the increasing importance of non-analytical approaches to anti-doping. The Report also reminds us of the importance of values-based education to prevention and risk minimization.” A total of 1,462 of the doping violations arose through adverse analytical findings in conventional drug tests, while 231 were uncovered through evidence-based intelligence such as evading or refusing to submit a sample.