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July 8, 2020 Wednesday
Nepal Olympic Committee organized a Zoom meeting on Anti Doping Rules for the National Sports Federations. In the meeting Presidents and Secretary Generals of 27 Sports Federations were present. Secretary General of NOC Mr. Nilendra Raj Shrestha welcomed all the participants. President of NOC Honorable Jeevan Ram Shrestha elaborated the importance of Anti doping.
In the 2021 World Anti-doping Code article No.18 every National Federation should have their own Anti Doping Rules. Chairman of Medical Commission Dr. Saroj Krishna Shrestha informed all the Federations that they should submit their respective Anti Doping Rules to NADO of Nepal by August 15, 2020. According to World Anti-Doping code for the countries without NADO their NOC will act as NADO. So, the new Anti Doping Rules should be submitted to NOC by August 15, 2020.
From 2021, without the new Anti Doping Rules, National Federations may not be allowed to participate in international competitions.
President of NOC Honorable Shrestha said that we have to take this positively and seriously and be careful about what our athletes are taking specially Prohibited Substances. Secretary General Mr. Shrestha added that if any help is required in making of the new Anti Doping Rules Nepal Olympic Committee, Medical commission and NOC Staffs will be there to help.
In the meeting Dr. Nabees Man Singh Pradhan and representative of NSC Mr. Arjun BK were also present.