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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

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Indian athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are being sent home from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after a needle was found in a cup in their bedroom at the Athletes’ Village, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Friday. Triple jumper Babu, race walker Thodi and three Indian team officials had appeared before a CGF hearing on Thursday, CGF President Louise Martin told reporters. “The testimony of the athletes ... are both unreliable and evasive,” Martin told reporters. “Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the ...

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