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.
- 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