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Gill asks Kalmadi to clear doping mess

New Delhi – Sports Minister M S Gill today (16 Nov.) asked Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi to clear the doping mess involving the weightlifters.

“Gill called Kalmadi this morning and discussed the doping issue. The Minister told Kalmadi to clear the mess Indian weightlifting finds itself in,” sports ministry sources told PTI.

Earlier this morning, Gill lashed out at the Indian Weightlifting Federation, saying the Indian WF owed an explanation and an apology to the country for the dope scandals that may invite a third international ban.

In a strongly worded speech he delivered at the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Sports Meet here, Gill said IWF (Indian Weightlifting Federation) officials need to explain how six lifters returned positive for banned substances in WADA tests.

“Recently, a number of weightlifters tested positive for banned substances. That has brought shame to the country and Indian Weightlifting Federation is facing international punishment.