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Commonwealth Games: 13 missing African athletes could be avoiding returning home

15 April 2018
Commonwealth Games: 13 missing African athletes could be avoiding returning home

"According to the rules no athlete is supposed to go out without an official to accompany them", said Ogwel. "These are worldwide athletes who have very strict training programs and they undertook their training as was expected", Cr Dobie said.

Nso said team officials had notified Australian police.

Chaudhry added: "There are six athletes in the apartment".

Anish Bhanwala shattered the Commonwealth Games record to become India's youngest gold medallist in the history of the event as he claimed a dominant victory in the men's 25 metres rapid fire pistol competition at Gold Coast 2018 today. "So we are appealing on this ground".

Two Indian competitors have been kicked out of the Commonwealth Games athletes' village for breaching a "no-needle" policy.

The missing eight have been named as weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam, Petit Minkoumba and Arcangeline Fouodji Sankbou and boxers Simplice Fotsala, Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Arsene Foku, Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang.

She said triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Thodi had been suspended and their accreditation revoked. India was cleared of doping after the find.

Testimony of a cleaning manager who found a cup containing a needle in one of the athletes' bedrooms was considered "credible".

According to the 2018 Games' organizing committee chairman Peter Beattie, they had worked hard with the Australian authorities on the entry system and had encouraged the 6,000 visiting athletes and officials not to breach the terms of their visas.

Sisodia, Shirgaonker and Chaudhry have been given a strong reprimand and advised any further infraction will see the exclusion of the offending person.

In a freaky set of events, five more athletes appear to be missing from Commonwealth Games Village organisers said on Thursday, after eight competitors from Cameroon were suspected of fleeing a day earlier.

"When the Commonwealth Games Federation says no tolerance, the Commonwealth Games Federation means no tolerance", Ms Martin said.