Swimmer Jyotsna Pansare's dope ban period reduced to one year

The NADAP accepted Pansare's argument that she had used face-packs and other cosmetic products containing geranium oil and root extract which had led to her positive result.

updated: September 26, 2013 16:43 IST
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New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel has reduced the ban period of swimmer Jyotsna Pansare from two years to one in the first decision concerning the 11 Indian athletes who tested positive for prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine just before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

An anti-doping disciplinary panel of NADA had handed two-year bans to 11 athletes in November last year after their urine sample taken during various events returned positive for methyhexaneamine. All of them had appealed individually to the Anti Doping Appeal Panel and decision concerning 19-year-old Pansare was the first one decided by the NADAP.

"The Anti Doping Appeal Panel has issued its order dated 23.09.2013 in case of Ms. Jyotsna Pansare, a swimmer found positive in dope test conducted by NADA in 2010. The panel imposes one year ineligibility/ban on Jyotsna Pansare starting from the date of the order of Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) i.e. from 05.11.2012," NADA Director General Mukul Chatterjee said in a release.

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