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Syringes Found Near Where Our Athletes Are Staying Cast An Ugly Shadow Over Commonwealth Games

India have vehemently denied doing anything wrong after syringes were found near their athletes’ accommodation at the Commonwealth Games Village while authorities are determining if a probe is needed.

Reports say that syringes were discovered near where a few Indian athletes are putting up. However it’s not clear to whom they belonged.

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Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has said that a staff at the athletes’ village told them about the syringes and the matter will now be probed.

However, an Indian official claimed that it was they who handed the syringes to the CGF medical commission.

“The syringes were not found in Indian athletes’ rooms. It’s in the same building where athletes from many countries are residing. It does not belong to us,” an Indian official, travelling with the contingent, told PTI.

“It’s the Indian contingent’s doctors who handed over the syringes to the medical commission and they disposed them off. They had nothing more to ask us and there was no further communication from them. It’s unfair that we are being doubted. We acted in good faith,” the official added. 

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A few Indian athletes were subjected to dope tests but the official said it was not something unusual and was not related to the syringes incident.

“We have tried to ensure that no drug cheat is competing. It’s a norm that randomly many athletes are tested before the Games begin. It’s pre-Games testing and it has nothing to do with this incident,” the official insisted.

Grevemberg said,” if analytical evidence indicates it’s worth a follow-up, the CGF medical commission will follow procedures, set out in the anti-doping standard.”

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    The Games will begin on Wednesday.

    With Inputs From PTI.

    News credit : Indiatimes