Commonwealth Games: Day 8, and still no Ghana medals

Apr 15, 2018, 05:51
Commonwealth Games: Day 8, and still no Ghana medals

The organizers say athletes from Rwanda and Uganda were thought to have gone missing, with the whereabouts of two squash players from Sierra Leone still unknown.

It's the second time the Indians have breached the Games' no-needles policy after a boxing team doctor was reprimanded for failing to properly dispose of a syringe in the days leading up to the opening ceremony.

Two Indians - a triple jumper and race walker - are ordered home immediately after needles are found in their athletes' village apartment.

Most athletes and officials are on visas that remain valid until May 15 but Dutton was concerned by instances in which athletes missed their events at the Games "when that was the reason they were here".

Two Ugandans were reportedly missing but team officials were adamant all of their athletes and officials were accounted for.

CGF president Louise Martin said: "Both athletes have been removed from the village and we have asked for the Commonwealth Games Association of India to ensure that they depart Australia on the first available flight".

Team Nigeria ended day eight of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the 11th position in the medals table on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Thodi finished 13th in the 20-kilometre race walk last Sunday.

Gold Coast residents have been asked to be on the lookout for them.

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg said it was disappointing the athletes didn't show up they were scheduled to compete.

Our Aussie divers picked up a swag of medals at the Diving at Optus Aquatic Centre, starting with the Men's duo of Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey who came third in the Synchronised 10m Platform.

The Cameroonian athletes could apply for asylum in Australia but they would risk a lengthy stay in detention if Border Force canceled their existing visas, Burnside said.

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