National Anti-Doping Agency Refuses To Test Indian Olympic Boxer Vijender Singh
India's National Anti-Doping Agency's refusal to test boxer Vijender Singh for heroin has left the Indian Sports Ministry flummoxed, and it "will wait for a written response from NADA before deciding its next move" according to the PTI. The NADA, which is an autonomous body, "is willing to conduct a regular out-of-competition dope test on Vijender" but has expressed its inability to test the Olympic Bronze Medalist for heroin citing World Anti-Doping Agency's protocol. NADA Director-general Mukul Chatterjee said, "We will not be testing Vijender for heroin. We will strictly go by the NADA and WADA code" (PTI, 4/2).