Court of Arbitration for Sport Banned Wrestler Narsingh Yadav for Four Years [ Current Affairs - Sports ]


Lausanne, Switzerland based the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has banned Narsingh Yadav an Indian wrestler for four year from all competitive sporting events based on appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) because they didn’t find any evidence which prove his claim that his food was spiked by banned doping substance.

Image of Narsingh Yadav

Image of Narsingh Yadav

Image of Narsingh Yadav

  • He was qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 74 category of freestyle wrestling event but now Yadav is not a part of 2016 Rio Olympics.. 


  • In the test Narsingh Yadav was positive for methandienone for banned substance steroid in an out-of-competition test which was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in July 2016.
  • Methandienone is banned anabolic steroid which is used to grow protein synthesis, muscle strength and glycogenolysis over a short space of time.
  • In August 2016 he was given clean chit by NADA by accepted his claim of sabotage in doping case. CAS has concentrated its decision between WADA, NADA and Wrestler Narsingh Yadav.
  • But before the CAS ad hoc Division challenge the decision of NADA India (two positive anti-doping tests on 25th June and 5th July 2016) WADA had filed an urgent application.
  • And by refusing Narsingh Yadav’s argument CAS has banned him for 4 years.

About Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

  • CAS is an international quasi-judicial body established which basically work to settle disputes related to sport through arbitration.
  • Its Headquarter is in Lausanne (Switzerland).
  • Its courts are located in New York, Sydney and Lausanne.
  • Based on rule 61 of the Olympic Charter it is compulsory to all arguments related to Olympic Games can only be submitted to CAS.
  • From this year 2016 an anti-doping division of CAS has full authority to judge doping cases at the Olympic Games.
  • And with this former mechanism of the IOC disciplinary commission got changed.

- Published on: August 22, 2016