Commonwealth Games: Number Of Missing Cameroonian Athletes Now Eight


Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin announced on Friday triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Thodi had been banned from the Games and ordered to return home immediately.

"The testimony of the athletes ... are both unreliable and evasive", Martin was quoted by the news agency as saying. The CGF said in a statement that both the athletes are not permitted to participate in the Games with immediate effect.

Five members of the Cameroon team competing in the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast have gone missing.

Uganda on Thursday said two of their athletes attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia are missing.

Chef de Mission Vikram Singh Sisodia, general team manager Namdev Shirgaonker and athletics team manager Ravinder Chaudhry were reprimanded.

While one used needle was found on the table kept in the middle of the room, the syringe was found during the surprise checks conducted by the Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority from the bag of Rakesh.

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With India already crossing their Gold medal tally of the 2014 Glasgow games, fans can certainly be excited heading into the final two days of the games. "I don't think they will be back", Cameroon's Molombe told CNN Sport, confirming their disappearance had been reported to Australian police. Thodi finished 13th in the men's 20km race walk on April 8.

Chaudhry said India will not appeal against Babu's exclusion after the athlete confirmed the bag belonged to him, although he denied knowledge of the needle and said he had not used it.

It is the second time the Indian group has been in rupture of the arrangement on the Gold Coast in the wake of boxing group specialist Amol Patil was issued a solidly composed censure a week ago after needles were found in a plastic jug.

Patil abandoned needles within the place, dividing CGF rules in their proper storage and had administered a Vitamin B complex injection to your ailing boxer.

"When the Commonwealth Games Federation says no tolerance it means no tolerance", she said.