New Delhi: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Monday asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct a drug test on Olympic boxer Vijender Singh for reported use of heroin.
The ministry said that reports and allegations against the boxer is disturbing and debilitating and that Vijender should face a drug test. (Also read: Vijender's coach advises him to give blood and hair samples)
In a communication sent to Director General of NADA, Mukul Chatterjee, the Sports Ministry has said that the reports in the media regarding alleged consumption of heroin by Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender were disturbing and hence directed NADA to conduct a test on the boxer although its out-of-competition.
"Such reports in respect of a sporting icon are disturbing and may have a debilitating influence on other sportspersons in the country.