Haryana based Sprinter Dharambir Singh banned for eight-years by NADA

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NEW DELHI: Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh has been banned by the National Anti-Doping Agency as he was tested positive for an anabolic steroid in the dope test. Due to the positive dope test, he didn’t get permission to represent the country in the Rio Olympics.

On July 11, NADA hadn’t allowed the 200-metre runnerDharambir Singh to play in the Indian Grand Prix.

The NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has taken decision to ban him for eight years as it was his second dope-related offence.

"Dharambir has been handed an eight year ban by the NADA panel since this was his second offence. NADA has intimated the ban on Dharambir to IAAF and WADA," a source said.

During the last day of qualification for Rio Olympics, Dharambir Singh could not able to pass the match which was arranged by Athletics Federation of India. Moreover, he tested positive for the anabolic steroid.

Currently, the runner has been providing training to the public outside the national camp in Rohtak along with his personal coach.