Olympian and National Record Holder in Women’s Discus Thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been Suspended by AIU

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Olympian and national record holder in women’s discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for testing positive for a banned substance - stanozolol in her sample which was taken in out-of-competition testing in March. It is a breach of the World Athletics anti-doping rules.

She had made it to the Tokyo Olympics final, finishing sixth with a throw of 63.7m.

Stanozolol is an androgen and anabolic steroid medication derived from dihydrotestosterone. It is used to treat hereditary angioedema.  It has also been indicated as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of various other medical conditions such as vascular disorders and growth failure.

World Athletics is a Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code ("Code"). These Anti-Doping Rules have been adopted by the World Athletics Council and will be implemented to comply with World Athletics’ obligations as a Signatory and to further World Athletics’ continuing efforts to eradicate doping in the sport of Athletics.

World Athletics has established an Athletics Integrity Unit ("Integrity Unit") whose role is to protect the integrity of Athletics, including fulfilling World Athletics' obligations as a signatory to the Code. World Athletics has established a Disciplinary Tribunal (the "Disciplinary Tribunal") to hear alleged anti-doping rule violations and other breaches of these Anti-Doping Rules.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Olympian and national record holder in women’s discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
  • She was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance - stanozolol in her sample.
  • Stanozolol is an androgen and anabolic steroid medication derived from dihydrotestosterone. It is used to treat hereditary angioedema.
  • World Athletics has established an Athletics Integrity Unit ("Integrity Unit") whose role is to protect the integrity of Athletics.

   Facts to know:

  • World Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics and was established in 1912.
  • Headquarters of World Athletics: Monaco.
  • President of World Athletics: Mr.Sebastian Coe.
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