Rio Hopes Over As Inderjeet Fails Second Dope Test

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New Delhi: In a fresh blow to India’s medal-winning chances at the Rio Olympics, shot-putter Inderjeet Singh’s ‘B’ sample tested positive on Tuesday.

Earlier, the athlete’s A-sample had returned positive in a test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

Inderjeet’s A sample taken out of competition on June 22 had returned positive for a steroid post which he was told by NADA to have his B sample tested within seven days, failing which his dope failure will be confirmed.

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With his ‘B’ sample being tested positive, Inderjeet will have to miss Rio Olympics beginning August 5, besides chances of facing a ban for four years under the WADA Code.