Coach sacked after doping scandal
July 08, 2011
The government cracked the whip by sacking India's foreign athletics coach Yuri Ogrodnik and formed an inquiry panel to probe the doping fiasco.
Sports Minister Ajay Maken held the officials and coaches, apart from the athletes, responsible for bringing shame to the nation.
"The positive dope tests of eight athletes brought disgrace to the sporting fraternity and the entire country. So we have decided to take some strong measures against the coaches and officials so that such things doesn't occur again in future," Maken told reporters here.
"We have decide to relieve the foreign coach (Ogrodnik of Ukraine) attached with these athletes with immediate effect. I will personally see to it and ensure that officials who are responsible for it (scandal) should be penalised," he said.
"I have also asked the Secretary Sports to constitute an inquiry panel headed by a retired High Court judge or chairman, Disciplinary Hearing Panel of NADA to look into the matter and establish reasons leading to such state of affairs, its effect, prevalence and modus operandi.
"The inquiry panel will also suggest concrete measures to ensure that such events/issues doesn't emerge in future," the minister added.