Indian Wrestler Narsingh Yadav Hit With Four-year Doping Ban, Out of Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has become the latest athlete to be removed from the Rio Olympics over doping after the Court of Arbitration for Sport gave him a four-year suspension.
Yadav had originally escaped a ban over two positive tests earlier this year for the banned substance methandienone after India's national anti-doping agency accepted his explanation that his food or drink had been tampered with.
However, the World Anti-Doping Agency disagreed and filed an appeal to CAS, which ruled that there was "no evidence" to support Yadav's claim of sabotage.
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Yadav had been due to compete Friday in the men's 74-kilogram freestyle class.