Commonwealth Games 2018: Chef de mission asks contingent to follow all protocol

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On the eve of the start of the 21st Commonwealth Games, in a massive reprieve to the Indian CWG contingent, the doctor of the country's boxing team, Amol Patil, was on Tuesday let off with a just a reprimand in the syringe controversy as he was found guilty of not disposing of needles safely after injecting vitamins to a tired boxer.

While confirming the development, CGF CEO David Grevemberg did not divulge the name of the nation that has violated the "no needle policy", which prohibits the administration of injections without strong medical support.

After syringes were found in the rooms occupied by the Indian contingent, the players were subjected to dope test by the organisers.

This, however, raises more questions than it answers: On the number of syringes used/found, the actual objective for which they were used, why no exemptions were sought if it was for a medical goal and the lack of a clear and consistent explanation by the Indian camp.

Patil provided information to the medical commission before noon the day after the needles were discovered, meaning he avoided any sanctions for a separate breach of the regulations.

It was one of the Indian official who handed the syringes to CGF medical team, claimed an Indian official. The policy is relaxed only for athletes requiring prescribed medication or nutritional supplements under the supervision of a medical practitioner.

The doctor in question is Amol Patil, who is attached with the boxing team, and had incorrectly disposed off a needle after giving a vitamin injection to one of the male boxers.

However, the suspension will be reviewed after the opening ceremony on Wednesday.

"I hope you enjoy your journey throughout the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games", she said prior to a gift exchange with Chef de Mission Dion Brandon.

Mr Grevemberg said initial investigations indicated the needles were not approved.

Yenagoa - The Nigerian Wrestling Federation (NWF) has picked 12 athletes and five officials that will represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The CGF promised a zero-tolerance approach to doping and said any athletes caught cheating would be thrown out of the Games.

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