Sports ministry has zero tolerance for doping: Gill

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Pune, Jul 29 (UNI) The Union Minister of state for sports and youth affairs Dr M S Gill today said the ministry has zero tolerance for doping in any sports, national or international.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Mr Gill said institutions such as National Dope Testing Laboratory and NADA would be strengthened and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and best technical personnel, who would have the integrity to take right decisions at the international level.

Dr Gill today reviewed the facilities developed at the 200 acre Balewadi campus for the third Commonwealth Youth Games. He said after the CYG the facilities can be used for coaching and training camps. He said, ''If other countries want to use it they should be welcomed as we can learn from them.'' Mr Gill said the ministry will try to provide the additional funds required for the games.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Organising Committee CYG, Pune and CWG Delhi 2010 MP Suresh Kalmadi said the stadium at Balewadi would be ready by August 15th.

It was also announced that the Indian Team for these games would be declared after the Olympic Games in Beijing. Mr Kalmadi expressed hopes that India would win atleast two to three medals at Beijing.


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