This news should be shared with India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on how strict Anti-Doping Agencies are world wide. Olympian Skier – Lindsey Vonn had to undergo a mandatory drug test with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) while in a couture gown at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. As per World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – All elite athletes in all sports are always on call for testing 24/7/365. Testing can and does occur at any time. Athletes are required to report their whereabouts at all times.
Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods’ new girlfriend, who is training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, accompanied designer Cynthia Rowley to the glitzy CFDA awards ceremony at Lincoln Center Monday night. Vonn wearing a Cynthia Rowley gown was sitting among fashion’s elite — including honorees Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Anna Wintour and Michael Kors — when she got a call on her cellphone from the USADA that they are arriving for a mandatory drug-test. They definitely knew that a fashion gala would have drugs flowing.
Several drug testers reached Lincoln Center where Lindsay met the USADA at the bathroom. Vonn had to pee in a plastic cup and drug-testers left with the sample. The entire auditorium breathed a collective sigh of relief and did a celebratory bump.
Wish our NADA could do something similar with Indian sportsmen when they hob-nob with stars at Bollywood parties or prowl on women at the infamous IPL After-Parties hosted by Vijay Mallya.