National Dope Testing Laboratory

The Indian dope testing laboratory was founded with the goal of becoming permanently accredited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) to conduct drug testing in human sports. Since its start, the lab has successfully performed sample testing for a number of big international and national events.

Recent Developments

  • NDTL has received the WADA accreditation back in December 2021 after losing it in the year of 2019.

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About National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL)

In India, the dope testing laboratory was founded in 1990. (as a Dope control Centre under the Sports Authority of India). The lab was upgraded in the year of 2002 with the goal of gaining permanent accreditation from the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency. Because the Sports Authority of India is concerned with elite athlete training, it was decided to have an independent entity to manage the country’s anti-doping programme due to a conflict of interest.

India signed the Copenhagen Declaration on Anti Doping, and the National Anti-Doping Agency was established in December 2004. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is in charge of WADA’s Anti-Doping Code education, test planning, result management, and implementation. The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), which is responsible for sample analysis and research work in the field of dope analysis, was established in the year of 2008.

The Director General leads the NADA, while the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who is also the Secretary (Sports), leads the NDTL.

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