In the recent ongoing World Cup Kabaddi 2011, the US has been banned from playing further matches, as their players refused to undergo a doping test. The American team had reached the semi-finals of the World Cup before it was barred from the competition.
WE HAVE often heard stories about football players, track and field athletes, weightlifters failing dope test and now it is Kabaddi, which has been gripped with failing drug tests in the ongoing Kabaddi World
Cup 2011, being held in Punjab. The US team has been banned from the ongoing tournament, as their players failed to give doping test.
The technical committee were forced into taking this decision as the US players refused to give urine samples to NADA (National Anti Doping Agency), which looks after doping testing in various sports
in India. It is because of doping, that the Kabaddi World cup has come into strong focus by both the national and the international media, else it would not have been known to many people around the world.
The US had a good competition so far as they had been the top team in Group B. They were in line for reaching the semi-finals of the tournament, but now this does not matter as they have been thrown out of the tournament. India and Canada have already booked their spots for the semi-finals.
Earlier in the tournament when the doping tests had been conducted, players from countries such as US, Australia, Canada, the UK, Norway, Italy, Argentina, Spain and Germany failed the drug test. With so many players failing the test, it was a matter of great concern and embarrassment for the sport, which is well known in South East Asia. Last month, 9 Indian players also tested positive, as reported by BBC.