Narsingh Yadav’s Rio dreams virtually over, hints sports minister Vijay Goel

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New Delhi | Published: July 25, 2016 6:49:43 PM

Sports Minister Vijay Goel today hinted that Narsingh Yadav's prospects of participating at the Rio Olympics is virtually over but said the wrestler will be given a fair chance to defend himself.

Goel also made it clear that Narsingh's dope case will be dealt as per international rules with the strict implementation of the WADA Code. (Photo:IE)Goel also made it clear that Narsingh?s dope case will be dealt as per international rules with the strict implementation of the WADA Code. (Photo:IE)

Sports Minister Vijay Goel today hinted that Narsingh Yadav’s prospects of participating at the Rio Olympics is virtually over but said the wrestler will be given a fair chance to defend himself.

Goel also made it clear that Narsingh’s dope case will be dealt as per international rules with the strict implementation of the WADA Code.

In his introductory remark before a press conference, Goel said India be represented by 119 sportspersons (from earlier 120) in Rio Olympics.

“NADA is an autonomous body established under the WADA Code to promote clean sports and check doping. In Narsingh’s case, we will ensure that WADA Code is implemented. We are committed to the WADA Code,” he said while announcing the ‘Run for Olympics’ programme to be held here on July 31.

The run from the National Stadium to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will be flagged off

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