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Sprinter Dharambir handed eight-year ban

 Agencies |  2016-11-18 23:14:11.0  |  New Delhi

Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been slapped an eight-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency. 

The 200-metre runner had returned positive for an anabolic steroid in an in-competition test conducted by the NADA during the Indian Grand Prix Meet in Bengaluru on July 11. Since this was his second dope-related offence, the NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has handed him a lengthier ban of eight years. With the eight-year ban slapped on him, Dharambir’s career is now as good as over.

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