• Friday, August 19, 2022

ATHLETICS

India deny doping at Commonwealth Games after needle find

India’s boxing coach Santiago Nieva

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s men’s boxing coach on Monday (2) denied any doping after syringes were found in the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village, saying one of his fighters was given a vitamin injection because he was unwell. Santiago Nieva was speaking to Australia’s 7 News as speculation grew over the syringes, which Games officials said were discovered after a tip-off from a cleaner. “I’m confident that our boxers haven’t taken anything,” Nieva said. “We had one boxer that wasn’t very feeling well and the doctor has given him an injection.” Asked if it had been a performance-enhancing drug, Nieva replied: “No, that was…

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