National Anti doping agency (NADA) has come up with a mobile app to benefit the athletes and keep them updated with all the dope testing mechanisms at a click of a button.
NADA, in its bid to keep up with changing times due to COVID-19 pandemic, has launched the NADA India app to help athletes and make them more self-reliant as far as doping and dope tests mechanisms are concerned.
The app, launched by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, will provide the anti-doping rules, list of prohibited substances and even test results provided directly to the concerned athlete. NADA head Navin Agarwal believes this innovation will make lives easier for all athletes registered in the NADA pool.
“The app will give them information that they may need with regard to any anti-doping issue. The app will reflect dope results of the athletes on the app, available directly to the athletes. The athletes will also be able to update their whereabouts on the mobile app," said Agarwal.
Athletes registered in the NADAs testing pools will be able to access all information from the app. “This app is aimed at making athletes more self-dependent time a large extent. The names of medicines will also be there, to reduce the inadvertent intake of banned substances by athletes.” he added.
NADA had earlier maintained they are not rushing into testing athletes due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 pandemic and even now the progress will be slow and steady keeping in mind the protocols to fight Covid-19 and strict adherence to social distancing norms.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju too lauded the efforts made by NADA to develop this app with the sole aim of helping athletes move forward in their sporting disciplines without worrying about the administrative aspect of dope testing mechanisms.