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NEW DELHI: The scourge of doping has hit the Khelo India School Games with 12 athletes, five of them Gold medalists, having tested positive for banned drugs at the flagship event of the government’s sports development programme.
The positive tests highlight the rampant doping at the junior level in the country. According to WADA, India has the third highest doping cases in the world, with junior-level meets contributing substantially to the increasing numbers.