• Monday, August 15, 2022

ATHLETICS

India cleared of doping, warned over needle find

FILE PHOTO: A woman prepares a syringe at a vaccination point against measles (SCHNEYDER MENDOZA/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

India were cleared of doping but slapped with a “strong written reprimand” on Tuesday (3) after syringes were found in the Commonwealth Games athletes village. The Games’ Federation Court said the doctor of India’s boxing team injected an unwell fighter with vitamins, but breached rules on the use of syringes. Games officials separately said that analysis of the contents of the syringes, which were found by a cleaner, showed they didn’t contain performance-enhancing drugs. “As part of the investigation, the doctor in question confirmed that he had administered a vitamin B complex, by injection, to an athlete that was feeling…

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