Doping Scandal: Narsingh Yadav Claims Innocence, Demands CBI Probe

The 26-year old tested positive in a dope test barely 10 days ahead of Rio Olympics.

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A defiant Narsingh Yadav on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the doping scandal which has jeopardised his participation in the Olympics. The Maharashtra wrestler alleged that a conspiracy has been hatched to scuttle his Rio dream.

There should be a CBI inquiry. The whole episode relating to my selection had gone to court. There was a CID report that my life is under threat. All this makes it clear, I have been framed so that I am stopped from going to Rio.
Narsingh Yadav, Wrestler

The wrestler further added that he had provided a written complain to the federation stating that something could have been mixed in the food prepared at his mess.


Narsingh’s dope test returned positive for a banned substance barely 10 days before the start of the Olympics which casts a doubt on his participation in the Rio Games.

The NADA panel will meet on Wednesday where the 26-year-old will present his case.

I am hopeful that everything will be clear soon. I have got the 100 per cent backing of everyone. I am still hopeful of going to Rio.
Narsingh Yadav

Interestingly, Narsingh was selected for the Rio Olympics in controversial circumstances as double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar had also staked his claim to representing the country in 74kg freestyle and demanded a trial. But Narsingh was chosen by the Wrestling Federation of India as he had earned the Olympic quota in the World Championships in 2015 with a bronze medal finish.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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