More athletes vanish from Commonwealth Games

More athletes vanish from Commonwealth Games

Indian team officials will appeal a decision to throw athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi out of the Commonwealth Games after they were found to have breached the Games" anti-doping "no-needles' policy.

Matam Matam and Fotsala had competed in the Games on Thursday and Friday respectively. 'I thought I won the fight and I didn't come here for the bronze'. "If they are thinking of doing anything other, I would encourage them not to do it".

Robertson, originally from Bribie Island and now living at Caloundra, was more than confident of achieving her dream gold prior to the Games but has been forced to settle for bronze.

Two of the athletes were yet to compete.

Indian officials were reprimanded and warned they could be stripped of their accreditation if any further breaches occur, before they filed an appeal against the expulsion.

It is the second time the Indian team was in breach of the policy after boxing team doctor Amol Patil was issued a strong written reprimand last week after needles were discovered in a plastic bottle.

'These athletes left in three waves.




"When the Commonwealth Games Federation says no tolerance, the Commonwealth Games Federation means no tolerance", Ms Martin said.

Up to five protesters were arrested and one man was in the hospital following a confrontation with police at an open shopping mall at Broadbeach, which is hosting numerous cultural activities relating to the games.

New Zealand beat India 3-2 to advance to the men's field hockey final against Australia, which defeated England 2-1.

While coach Mark Hopkins may point to a "super-exciting young side with unlimited talent", the real trick will be convincing SASCOC to permit them to travel to the next big global competition - the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Kenyans Conseslus Kipruto, Abraham Kibiwott and Amos Kirui swept the 3000m steeplechase medals - remarkably, the sixth consecutive Games the nation has achieved the trifecta. In the end, though, Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd produced a shot of 19.36 to win the gold.

Sportscotland chief executive Stewart Harris said: "Once again Team Scotland has delivered on the global stage with a string of sensational performances surpassing our best ever performance at an away Games in the Gold Coast".

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