Olympian fingered in drug haul
New Delhi - Police
in India's Punjab state reportedly plan to question Olympic boxing
bronze medallist Vijender Singh as part of an investigation into a drug
haul of more than $25 million from an international network.
police official Hardyal Singh Mann was widely quoted in the Indian
media on Monday as saying one of two men arrested with 26 kilograms (57
pounds) of heroin told police that two boxers, sparring partners
Vijender Singh and Ram Singh, were his clients.
Singh is a common last name in India and the two boxers are not related.
Singh was expelled from India's National Institute of Sports in the
northern city of Patiala over the weekend after he admitted that he had
used drugs, the Press Trust of India reported. He has not been charged.
Vijender Singh has denied that he ever used drugs or that he had any
links with the international drug ring.
Vijender won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games - the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer.
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As I write this, we’re just a few hours out from our playoff game against the Mumbai Indians.