Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been cleared of failing a drugs test and can compete at the this month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to Indian media reports.
Yadav, a 74 kilograms freestyle wrestler, had previously tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid in an out-of-competition test but the Indian National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) are said to have cleared him today.
Yadav, a gold medallist in the 2010 Commonwealth Games on home soil in New Delhi, returned the positive result following a test on July 5.
The 26-year-old has always maintained his innocence, claiming the failed test was a result of a conspiracy by his opponents to stop him from competing at Rio 2016.
The panel reviewing Yadav's case claimed the wrestler was a victim of foul play and that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.
“There is no fault and negligence on Narsingh Yadav’s part, he is a victim of sabotage by a competitor,” NADA director general Naveen Agarwal said while reading out the verdict.
“We kept in mind that in the past, until June 2, none of his samples were positive.
"It was inconceivable that one-time ingestion would be of benefit.
"Therefore the panel is of the view that the one-time ingestion was not intentional."
After the verdict was announced Yadav showed an eagerness to go on and win a medal for India.
“I am very happy, I can't wait to to win for my nation in the Olympics," he said to The Indian Express.
"I thank the public, media and everyone who supported me and stood by the truth."
Yadav was replaced by Parveen Rana in the Olympic bound squad but he will now be reinstated.
His Olympic place was the subject of much controversy after a selection row with double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar.
Kumar, winner of an Olympic bronze medal at 66kg at Beijing 2008 and a silver in London four years later, had demanded the two wrestlers have a play-off to decide who goes to Rio 2016.
Yadav had qualified by virtue of his third-place finish at last year’s World Championships in Las Vegas.
The 33-year-old Kumar took his case to the Delhi High Court, who ruled in favour of Yadav, seemingly ending his rival's chance of representing his country at the Games.
But Kumar would have been in line to replace Yadav if he had been suspended as a result of the positive test.