Athletics Federation of India bans 6 states, slaps suspension on 14 athletes for doping

The six states, namely, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh will not be able to field their athletes for the next season.

updated: December 25, 2013 23:11 IST
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New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has banned six states, including Delhi and Haryana, for fielding overaged athletes while slapping two year suspension on 14 other athletes for doping.

This decision was taken during a two-day meeting of the Executive Committee of AFI on December 22nd and 23rd.

"In order to curb the overage and doping menace the Executive Committee of Athletics Federation of India, which met here on 22nd and 23rd, have decided to enforce stringent measures on both erring athletes and their respective state-units," AFI said in a release.

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