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Dharambir slapped with eight-year suspension

 Agencies |  2016-11-18 07:16:26.0  0  Comments

Dharambir slapped with eight-year suspension

New Delhi: Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been slapped an eight-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) disciplinary panel.

The 200M runner had returned positive for an anabolic steroid in an in-competition test conducted by the NADA during the Indian Grand Prix Meet in Bengaluru on July 11.

Since this was his second dope-related offence, the NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has handed him a lengthier ban of eight years.

"Dharambir has been handed an eight-year ban by the NADA panel since this was his second offence. NADA has intimated the ban on Dharambir to IAAF and WADA," a top source told PTI.

The 27-year-old Haryana-lad was earlier stripped of his gold medal won in 100M during the National Inter-State Championships in 2012 for evading a mandatory dope test.
With the eight-year ban slapped on him, Dharambir's career is now as good as over.
PTI

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