Two athletes ordered to leave Commonwealth Games on first flight home

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As a result both had been removed from the athletes village and their accreditation was suspended. Irfan Kolothum Thodi and Rakesh Babu were found guilty as a needle was found in their room.

Babu had qualified for the triple jump final and was due to compete today.

Philip Muchiri, a veteran broadcast journalist, is our lead reporter at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

"New Zealand has over 250 athletes competing in the Games including 13 para athletes competing in 3 para sports and I am excited for the opportunity to see the games and support our athletes".

Under games rules only medical practitioners and athletes who give prior notice and with an approved medical condition requiring auto-injection such as diabetes can bring needles into the athletes' village.

Continuing his country's dominance at Belmont, the shooting venue located in outer Brisbane, Anish Bhanwala, the youngest member of his country's games team, earned India its sixth shooting gold.


The three weightlifters and five boxers have been reported to the Queensland police by their own team officials.

"The CGF shall notify Vikram Singh Sisodia, Namdev Shirgaonker and Ravinder Chaudhry any further infractions by nearly any part of this Indian team of this "no-needle" coverage could lead to the lack of accreditation of this offending individual", he explained.

The issue was not characterized as an against doping guideline infringement, but rather the whole India designation was cautioned by the CGF there would be repercussions on the off chance that they ruptured the standards once more.

Among them are Sierra Leone men's doubles squash players Ernest Jombla and Yusif Mansaray, who failed to show for matches including one yesterday against India.

The Cameroonian athletes could apply for asylum in Australia but they would risk a lengthy stay in detention if Border Force canceled their existing visas, Burnside said.

The Commonwealth Games Federation are planning talks over introducing mixed relays between para and able-bodied athletes at Birmingham 2022.

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