Extended ban for dope cheats
The Court of Arbitration for Sports awarded an enhanced ban of two years on six Indian women athletes yesterday
The world’s highest sports tribunal based in Switzerland, upheld International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) appeal to increase the ban on Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose, Juana Murmu, Priyanka Panwar and Tiana Mary Thomas from one to two years.
Akkunji, Mandeep and Jose are Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallists.
Their ban period will start from the day of provisional suspension slapped on them by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) last year.