Indian athletes sent home after needle found in room

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A further five athletes have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games athletes village on the Gold Coast, after the disappearance of eight athletes from Cameroon earlier this week. "Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the "no-needles" policy".

Thodi joined triple jumper Rakesh Babu in having his accreditation revoked and being removed from the athletes' village after needles were found in their apartment.

As the search continues for Cameroon's five boxers and three weightlifters, Grevemberg insisted the welfare of the athletes came first.

Mr. Theo Wilson Edzie, president of the Ghana Swimming Association (GSA), has commended young swimmers of Team Ghana, at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia, for exhibiting good show at the event.

But in announcing the intention to appeal against the decision, India's athletics team manager Ravinder Chaudhry told a press conference on Friday that the needle was found in Babu's bag and he did not understand why Irfan had also been punished.

Babu was the 12th and final qualifier for the men's triple jump final on Saturday. Thodi finished 13th in the 20-kilometer race walk last Sunday.

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"The needle was found by the cleaning staff on April 9".

India were officially warned about their use of needles by the CGF at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Despite losing both matches, team manager/coach Clarence Rolle said both Mackey and 21-year-old Wrinkle gave a good account of themselves and he was happy that the Bahamas Olympic Committee provided the opportunity for the Bahamas Wrestling Federation to participate in the games.

England women have won bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games courtesy of a 6-0 victory over India at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre this afternoon. "Why did they take action on both athletes?".

Cornish says there are reports that there are a number of these athletes in Melbourne who have already asked for asylum. "So we are appealing on this ground".

Patil abandoned needles within the place, dividing CGF rules in their proper storage and had administered a Vitamin B complex injection to your ailing boxer.

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