Vijender is drugs free, says sports ministry

Controversial Indian boxer was under the scanner for a drug-related case. The Beijing Olympic Games medalist had been skipping training at NIS, Patiala

updated: April 16, 2013 17:44 IST
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The sports ministry has confirmed that boxer Vijender Singh is drugs free. Recent tests conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Vijender and four others have proved a blank.

A ministry release on Tuesday says: "The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is glad to announce that none of the boxers were found to have used any banned substances in the recent past."

Vijender and four others were subjected to an out-of-competition test for banned substances. A full menu test was conducted which included testing for psychotropic substances. Tests were only carried out on blood and urine samples.

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