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Narsingh back in the ring

Given the benefit of the doubt in doping scandal, Narsingh is now cleared for Rio Olympics. He is back in the ring to fight a royal battle. In a sensational turnaround, Narsing Yadav was exonerated of doping charges by the National anti-doping Agency (NADA) which concluded that he was a victim of sabotage, paving the way for the wrestler’s participation in the upcoming Olympic games. Now, the stage is set for his forceful comeback.  But there are few more hurdles to pass through before competing in the events. WADA can challenge NADA’s clearance and IOC must accept wrestler’s late entry. It is now clear that there was no fault or negligence on his part and he was a victim of sabotage and must not be challenged by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the Court of Arbitration (CAS).  At last truth has come out. This will ensure that nothing like this will happen in future. It is huge win and even though justice is delayed but it has come at the right juncture. It is indeed a second lease of life for Narsingh despite all the conspiracies to keep the wrestler out of the reckoning.

S. Abhishek Ramaswamy

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