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Narsingh Yadav is an open and shut case: Sports Authority of India

Top Sports Authority of India officials were furious that Narsingh Yadav has talked about a conspiracy to frame him.

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July 25, 2016 6:57:38 pm
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Top Sports Authority of India officials were furious that Narsingh has talked about a conspiracy to frame him after both his samples returned positive for anabolic steroid. They said that Narsingh’s case is an open and shut case.

“What does he mean by conspiracy? All food supplements provided at SAI Centers are given after testing and that too by the federations. Does he mean to say that SAI is involved in contaminating the supplements with banned substances?” an official asked.

“He is in the dock now and he should first prove (that he is innocent) himself and then say all these things like he has been framed and there was a conspiracy,” the official said.

“Every athlete who has tested positive in the past has claimed that they are innocent and they are being framed. It is not new. We will see what the NADA disciplinary panel decide,” added the official.

The official said “as of now, Narsingh has no chance to go to Rio Olympics. It is an open and shut case. We have seen these kind of cases earlier. The (WADA) rules are very strict and it is very difficult to prove innocence in such cases.”

“Likewise, there is also no chance for Sushil Kumar to represent India in Rio. It is over, the deadline for sending entries is over. India will not be represented by any wrestler in the 74kg freestyle.”

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Asked if there could be any swapping of dope samples, the official said, “I don’t think this can happen. If he thinks it can happen, and if he writes to us officially alleging that it could happen, we have to do a DNA test and we are not saying that we will do it or not. But he has to first tell us that officially.”

The official also rubbished Narsingh’s allegations against a top SAI functionary at the Sonepat Center.

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“He (Narsingh) has not informed or written anything (against any SAI official) earlier when he thought there was something happening. But he is making a complaint just now, after the dope case.”

Top Sports Authority of India officials were furious that Narsingh has talked about a conspiracy to frame him after both his samples returned positive for anabolic steroid. They said that Narsingh’s case is an open and shut case.

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“What does he mean by conspiracy? All food supplements provided at SAI Centers are given after testing and that too by the federations. Does he mean to say that SAI is involved in contaminating the supplements with banned substances?” an official asked.

“He is in the dock now and he should first prove (that he is innocent) himself and then say all these things like he has been framed and there was a conspiracy,” the official said.

“Every athlete who has tested positive in the past has claimed that they are innocent and they are being framed. It is not new. We will see what the NADA disciplinary panel decide,” added the official.

The official said “as of now, Narsingh has no chance to go to Rio Olympics. It is an open and shut case. We have seen these kind of cases earlier. The (WADA) rules are very strict and it is very difficult to prove innocence in such cases.”

“Likewise, there is also no chance for Sushil Kumar to represent India in Rio. It is over, the deadline for sending entries is over. India will not be represented by any wrestler in the 74kg freestyle.”

Asked if there could be any swapping of dope samples, the official said, “I don’t think this can happen. If he thinks it can happen, and if he writes to us officially alleging that it could happen, we have to do a DNA test and we are not saying that we will do it or not. But he has to first tell us that officially.”

The official also rubbished Narsingh’s allegations against a top SAI functionary at the Sonepat Center.

“He (Narsingh) has not informed or written anything (against any SAI official) earlier when he thought there was something happening. But he is making a complaint just now, after the dope case.”

Goel said with a view to build Olympic mood in the country, especially when India is sending its largest ever contingent of 119 athletes, the Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India are organising a mass run called ‘Run for Rio – Khelo aur Jiyo” on July 31 at 7:00 a.m.

He said around 20,000 school children will participate in the Run, which will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Run will commence from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and conclude at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The Prime Minister will also release a publication of SAI on ‘Indian Olympics Journey’ which will carry interesting information on country’s Olympics achievements and preparations for the future.

“The objective of the Run was to not only demonstrate to our athletes that the whole country is proud of them and wishes them all the best in the forthcoming Rio Olympics competitions, but also to connect public at large, especially children and youth, with the Olympic spirit and power of sports,” said Goel.

He said that it is for the first time that a mass run of such magnitude is being held to celebrate the spirit of Olympics in the country. Similar Runs on a smaller scale will be held in the SAI Regional Centres at Sonepat, Kolkata, Bhopal, Gandhinagar and Thiruvananthapuram.

Delhi Police will look after the entire security throughout the route. Giant screens will be located at strategic points for enabling each and every participant to witness the address of Prime Minister before he flags off the Run.

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