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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

INDIAN SPORTS & DOPING: Maken wants coaches of tainted athletes sacked!


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Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: July 05, 2011 14:27 IST.


New Delhi: 
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday, announced the sacking of Ukranian athletics coach Yuri Ogorobonik after the sudden spurt in dope cases and also initiated a probe to look into the role of Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials.

Maken said he has asked SAI director general Desh Deepak Verma to submit a report within three days on the role of SAI officials and coaches in the doping scandal. 

Maken also said that an inquiry committee headed by a retired high court judge or the chairman of the disciplinary panel of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will be set-up to find the reasons behind the doping scandal and also propose steps to curb the evil.

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