Bring coaches into ambit of anti-doping awareness training: Mary Kom

Bring coaches into ambit of anti-doping awareness training: Mary Kom

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New Delhi, Jan 31: Star Indian boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday criticised some coaches for dragging the athletes in doping menace and advocated bringing coaches into the ambit of anti-doping awareness training imparted by National Anti Doping Agency.

The six-time world champion while speaking at at the closing ceremony of the National Conference on Anti-Doping here said, the coaches also need training and awareness about the prohibited substance, sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also present on the ocassion.

"I am proud that I am a clean athlete throughout my career. This is because NADA people are after me all the time," she said.

The Manipur boxer mother of three-children however, said that she remains alert all the time and takes even routine medicines after consultation with her doctor. The National Anti-Doping Agency should conduct surprise raids at the national camps frequently to clamp down on doping said the boxer.

"There are a lot of supplements and injections these days. I think surprise raids and checks at national camps and to the rooms of the athletes can catch these dopers.

"When some Indian athletes are caught for doping in international events, it affects every athlete of the country. The whole country is embarrassed." (UNI)