Narsingh Yadav banned for four years, out of Rio 2016 Olympics

Narsingh Yadav will not compete in the 74kg category at Rio 2016 Olympics. He was schedule to commence his campaign on Friday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 24, 2016 10:47 am
Narsingh Yadav, Narsingh Yadav India, India Narsingh Yadav, Narsingh Yadav ban, Narsingh Yadav doping ban, Narsingh Yadav banned, Narsingh Yadav rio olympics, narsingh india wrestling ban, sports Narsingh Yadav was set to represent India at Rio 2016 Olympics in the 74 kg category. (Source: Reuters)

India wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been slapped a four-year ban by CAS following an appeal by WADA. The ban, starting today, means Narsingh will not be able to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was scheduled to commence his campaign against France’s Zelimkhan Khadjiev.

WADA exercised its right to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after the wrestler’s exoneration by a national anti-doping hearing panel in New Delhi. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) had cleared the wrestler after he tested positive test for anabolic steroids.

Here’s a look at the complete CAS order:

“Narsingh Yadav suspended for four years

The decision of the National anti-doping agency of India is set aside

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The ad hoc Divison of the Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 has rendered its decision in the arbitration between World anti-doping agency (WADA), the Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav and the National anti-doping Agency of India (NADA).

WADA filed an urgent application before the CAS ad hoc Divison to the challenge the decision of NADA India to exonerate Narsingh Yadav following two positive anti-doping tests with methandienone on 25 June and 5 July 2016. The athlete asserted that he was the victim of sabotage (food/drink tampering)by another person. WADA requested that a 4-year period of ineligibility be imposed on the athlete.

The CAS Panel in charge of this matter heard the parties and their representatives today between 13:)) and 17:00 at 18:45 on Thursday, the parties were informed that the application was upheld, that Narsingh Yadav was sanctioned with a four year ineligibility period startng today and that any period of provisional suspension or ineligibility effectively served by the athlete before the entry into force of this award shall be credited against the total period of ineligibility to be served. Further more, all with all results obtained by Narsingh Yadav from and including 25 June 2016 shall be disqualified, with all resulting consequences (including forfeiture of medals, points and prizes).

The CAS panel did not accept the argument of the athlete that he was the victim of sabotage and noted that there was no evidence that he bore no fault, not that the anti-doping rule violation was not intentional. Therefore the standard 4-year period of ineligibility was imposed by the Panel.”


Having grabbed the quota by virtue of his bronze in Las Vegas 2015, Narsingh’s road to Rio was fraught with obstacles after he was named to represent India ahead of double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar.

Sushil dragged Narsingh to Delhi High Court and a bitter courtroom tussle followed but the judgement went in latter’s favour. There was more drama in store for the Asian Games bronze-medallist after he returned positive for a banned steroid following a dope test in June by the NADA.

Narsingh’s roommate at the SAI centre in Sonipat also tested positive for the same substance but WFI backed the Mumbai-based wrestler’s claims of a foul-play. Days before the Olympics, Narsingh was cleared of doping charges by the NADA who said the wrestler was indeed a victim of ‘sabotage’ and deserved the benefit of doubt. However, his hopes were dealt a massive blow when WADA challenged the NADA’s decision and moved the CAS amid speculation that the wrestler may face a ban up to four years. (With IANS inputs)

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  1. A
    Aug 19, 2016 at 4:16 am
    Its a clear thing that sushil kumar has done it. I pray sushil kumar should never represent INDIA in future. People are getting so pathetic in the race of selfishess. Feeling so bad for Narsingh. Well we indians will always support u narsingh keeps ur hope high keep preparing for next olympic.
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      Puneet Maheshwari
      Aug 19, 2016 at 3:09 am
      Sushisl kumar and satpal par "DESH DROH" ka mukdama chalna desh ke sath gaddari he. Sushil kumar.Narsingh to nahi khel paya but I wish and pray your sons will also not play for hamari baddua he tere are not a sports person.Shame on you.
      1. S
        Aug 19, 2016 at 5:21 am
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          Atul Yadav
          Aug 25, 2016 at 7:23 am
          Now nobody will cry the act of spiking peers drink as Anti National, some s still believe that he at his debut will consume banned products, this w concept of INDIA is a farce, it is ruled and exploited by few rest all are just victim of the conspiracy, crying their living.
          1. A
            Aug 19, 2016 at 5:04 am
            It does not matter. He would not have won any medals for India, any way
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              Bala G
              Aug 19, 2016 at 4:29 am
              Is not fair to Judge a person either bad or good; Without proof everyone criticizing both sushil and narasing in different ways.. Let the truth come out and then decide..
              1. শৌনক বসু
                Aug 19, 2016 at 1:11 am
                Did not understand why he was flown to;br/gt;We all know how Indian agencjes work, if indeed he was a victim of sabotat, why did not NADA submit evidence? An enquiry is needed on the entire episode (but their wont be no outcome of course)!
                1. B
                  Aug 20, 2016 at 4:09 am
                  PV Sindhu Rocks with Silver, that is the news,
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