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Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh banned by NADA

Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh in the third week of November 2016 was handed an eight-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
●    The 25-year old runner was earlier stripped of his gold medal won in the 100m race during the National inter-State Championships in 2012 for eluding a mandatory dope test.
●    Dharambir Singh is an Indian male sprinter.
●    In July 2016, he set a new national record for India when he won the 200 metres race at the Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru. 
●    His time of 20.45 seconds was under the 20.50 seconds qualifying threshold for the 200 metres race in the 2016 Summer Olympics. 
●    With this, he became the first competitor for India to qualify for the 200 metres at the Olympics in 36 years.
●    On 2 August 2016, he failed to board his flight to Rio de Janeiro, and was reported to have failed a drug test.