• Sunday, August 14, 2022


Two Indian athletes kicked out of Commonwealths over needle find

Irfan Kolothum Thodi

By: Sarwar Alam

Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday (13) after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules. Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said. Rakesh Babu A cleaner found a syringe in a cup on a bedside table in their room, and an Australian anti-doping official found another in Babu’s bag. It comes after India were cleared of doping but given a strong reprimand over unauthorised use of syringes after an…

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