Dharambir Singh Fails Dope Test, Skips Rio Olympics 2016

Dharambir Singh, Indian 200 meter sprinter who became the first Indian athlete to qualify for the Olympics after 36 years, has not traveled to Rio for the Games, as he had failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
Dharambir Singh passed the Olympic mark of 20.50 secs with a timing of 20.45 secs at the Indian Grand Prix Athletics event in Bangalore in July 2016. However, neither NADA nor the Athletics Federation of India confirmed whether the athlete had flunked a dope test. The 27-year-old Haryana-lad was to leave for Rio yesterday but was told to stay back, according to sources.


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