Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria Drop In Table Despite Wrestling Medals

Weightlifter Punam Yadav won India's fifth gold in women's 69kg event on day four in Gold Coast

Weightlifter Punam Yadav won India's fifth gold in women's 69kg event on day four in Gold Coast

Six of the athletes had already competed but two had not. "Why did they take action on both athletes?" If he has done something wrong they penalised him, it's OK.

Indian officials were reprimanded and warned they could be stripped of their accreditation if any further breaches occur, before they filed an appeal against the expulsion. "But we appeal on these grounds, why Irfan was given this punishment".

Ghana won its first medal in the boxing event on day nine of competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Games officials are stumped over the whereabouts of the Cameroonian athletes, five who are boxers and three who are weightlifters.

The issue was not characterized as an against doping guideline infringement, but rather the whole India designation was cautioned by the CGF there would be repercussions on the off chance that they ruptured the standards once more.

Nigeria's flagbearer Blessing Okagbare leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018.

Indian team official Ravinder Chaudry held a news conference later Friday and said the delegation planned to appeal the ban on Thodi.

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

She said that while the athletes spent the majority of their time training, they made use of local facilities, played against local teams and were excited to see a kangaroo in the wild.

The athletes denied all knowledge of the needles, said the CGF in dismissing their evidence.

Commonwealth Games organizers have urged athletes in Australia to respect the terms of their visas, as eight members of the Cameroon team have been reported missing.

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

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