Vijender Singh can join national camp, says SAI chief

After getting an "all-clean" certificate from the National Anti-Doping Agency, the Beijing Olympic bronze medalist  is yet to resume training. Vijender has already missed two exposure trips due to his recent controversies with drugs.

updated: April 26, 2013 13:59 IST
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Under-fire boxer and Olympic medallist Vijender Singh was given the go ahead to join the National camp by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday. Getting clearance from the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), it seems, has worked wonders for him.

SAI director general Jiji Thomson told reporters in Patiala on Friday that Vijender is free to join the camp anytime now. "He has been given clean chit by NADA and therefore we absolutely have no issues with him. He is currently on leave but can join the camp any day he wants," said Thomson.

The SAI DG, on his maiden visit of the NIS, Patiala, said that there was no reason to doubt the boxer since he has tested negative for all prohibited substances, including heroin.

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