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2 Indian athletes sent home from CWG2018 after needle found in room

Triple jumper Babu, race walker Thodi and three Indian team officials had appeared before a CGF hearing on Thursday

Reuters 

CWG 2018, Gold Coast

and are being sent home from the after a was found in a cup in their bedroom at the Athletes’ Village, the Federation (CGF) said on Friday.

Triple jumper Babu, race walker Thodi and three Indian team officials had appeared before a CGF hearing on Thursday, told reporters.

“The testimony of the athletes ... are both unreliable and evasive,” Martin told reporters. “and are in breach of the ‘no-needles’ policy.

“Babu and Thodi are with immediate effect not permitted to participate in the Games. Their accreditation was suspended and both athletes have been removed from the village.

“We have asked the association of India to depart Australia on the first flights available.”

The three team officials were all reprimanded.

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 07:25 IST
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