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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav out of Games with doping ban

Narsingh Yadav has been banned for four years

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav is out of the Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) banned him for four years on Thursday (August 18) for a doping violation. Yadav was due to compete in Friday’s men’s freestyle under-74kg division wrestling competition in Rio. But CAS upheld an appeal by the World Anti-doping Agency against the National Anti-doping Agency of India (NADA) which had decided to exonerate him of blame despite failing two doping tests earlier this year for an anabolic steroid. “WADA filed an urgent application before the CAS ad hoc Division to challenge the decision of…

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