The National Institute of Sports today rejected expelled boxer Ram Singh`s claim that he and Olympic medalist Vijender Singh had taken drugs mistaking them for "food supplements", saying the NIS has a well laid out system on food supplements for sportspersons.
Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh is unlikely to be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) despite claims by his sparring partner Ram Singh that the star boxer consumed small amounts of heroin.
In a massive blow to star Indian boxer Vijender Singh, his friend Ram Singh has claimed that the Olympic bronze-medallist consumed drugs with him on a few occasions but insisted that the duo mistook the contraband for food supplements.
Olympic boxer Vijender Singh and fellow boxer Ram Singh are being called in for questioning by the police after a drug-bust led to their names being associated with the drug peddlar, as reported by a leading Indian news channel.
Initial probe into the recovery of 26 kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore from an NRI`s house in Zirakpur has not suggested any link with boxer Vijender Singh, whose car was recovered at some distance from the accused`s house, police said today.