Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh free to compete after ban reduced to 1 year


Top Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh’s ban period was on Tuesday reduced from four years to one as the Appeal Panel of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) accepted his contention that “contaminated supplement” was behind his flunked dope test, his lawyer said. 

The Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of NADA on August 16 last year had sanctioned Shivpal, who participated in the Tokyo Olympics, for four years after his dope sample tested positive for a steroid in an out-of-competition test in September, 2021.

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The ban period had begun from October 21, 2021 and after Tuesday’s order, he is free to compete now.

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