Weightlifter Monica Devi was on Tuesday withdrawn from the Indian squad for Beijing Olympic Games hours before she was to board the flight to the Chinese capital for failing a dope test hours, sources said.
Monica tested positive for anabolic salt in a test conducted on June 29, the sources said.
A silver medal winner in the 69kg category at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Monika Devi had been unanimously selected by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) ahead of Shailaja Pujari for Beijing.
The IWF had then said that her selection was based on a trial in Bangalore, resting all allegations of bribery in the selection.
Monika won a silver and two bronze in the Asian Championships in Japan in April-May earlier this year to help book the berth for India.
She was among the three women from her state besides archer L. Bombayla Devi and judoka K. Tombi Devi in the Indian squad at Beijing.
England's defending champion Laura Massaro moved one step closer to a third successive appearance in the final of the Wadi Degla Women's World Squash Championship
Carlin won with a massive 78% of the votes after a year that saw her crowned Wales' first female Commonwealth Champion in 40 Years.
Spain and Israel presented the two bids shortlisted to host the biggest women’s basketball tournament.
Struggling to overcome jet lag after making the trip from Canada to Europe, Tina Maze surprised herself on Friday.
Having waited nearly four years for a World Cup win, Maria Pietilae-Holmner was lost for words when it finally came.
Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) take Gold, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) skates off with gold and Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) dance to the title
The fact that we have been recognised here tonight against tough competition is a testament to where women’s sport is right now.”
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Congratulations to four-time Commonwealth gold medallist Claudia Fragapane on winning the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2014