Rio bound shot putter Inderjeet Singh fails dope test

26 July, New Delhi

India’s Rio Olympics build-up was rocked by another dope scandal after shot putter Inderjeet Singh tested positive for a banned substance but alleged that his sample has been tampered with.

28-year-old Inderjeet’s ‘A’ sample has returned positive for a banned substance.
The reigning Asian Champion Inderjeet tested positive for a banned steroid and he has been informed by the National Anti-Doping Agency. His out-of-competition test was done on
June 22.

The NADA has asked the Punjab-born athlete, who had won a bronze in the 2014 Asian Games, if he wants to test his ‘B’ sample and if so, to do this within seven days.

If the ‘B’ sample also tests positive, he will have to miss Rio Games beginning August 5, besides facing the prospect of being banned for four years under the new WADA Code.

Inderjeet claimed it was a conspiracy against him and his sample has been tampered with.

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