Indian boxer tests negative in high-profile test
India’s sports ministry says Olympic boxing medalist Vijender
Singh has tested negative for banned substances after police
claimed last month he used heroin.
The ministry says in a statement on Tuesday that a ”full menu
test was conducted, which included testing for psychotropic
The National Anti-Doping Agency undertook the out-of-competition
tests at Vijender’s request after police in the northern state of
Punjab claimed Vijender’s name came up during an investigation into
a heroin haul worth more than $25 million.
Vijender, a middleweight bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing
Games, refused to undergo tests by police but agreed to tests by
Athletes are normally tested for recreational drugs only during
events. Out-of-competition tests are conducted for