The Athletics Federation (AFI) on Wednesday said it had called on the government to give priority to athletes going to the Olympics if the Covid-19 vaccine was found. Many countries, including India, are trying to develop coronavirus vaccines. The Indian government is considering supplying the first coronavirus to infected individuals, soldiers and people in certain categories.
“We are already discussing this with the government and let them know that we (vaccines) are needed for our athletes to go to the Olympics,” AFI President Adele Sumariwala said during a webinar. “We need to make sure that they (the athletes who went to the Olympics) stay in the starting line after the vaccine arrives and that discussions have already begun.”
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Asked if a player like tennis star Novak Djokovic likes to be vaccinated or has problems with vaccine dope control, national badminton coach Pulela Gopichand said the players are interested. “I don’t think there will be any problem with the players, they are waiting for the vaccine,” Gopichand said. Tests are underway which have confirmed the assurance of vaccinating the players. “
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Sumariwala said that all countries around the world are fighting the epidemic and in such a situation the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) would be aware that (this potential vaccine) cannot improve performance. “I don’t think it would be a problem in dope control as a global phenomenon,” he said. Promise may have enough knowledge that it will not be a performance enhancing drug and it will be used to protect health. “