CWG: India's boxing team doctor reprimanded for breaching needle policy

Calvin Saunders
April 4, 2018

Technical Director, NWF, Mr Ohaike Damiah, added that with the level of training given to the athletes, the team would come back successful from the games.

India politely denied any involvement in doping after syringes were found near the athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Federation chief executive David Grevemberg would not reveal the nation involved but said their officials had been summoned to a meeting with the medical commission this afternoon.

The CGF has a blanket ban on syringes within the Village unless teams or athletes have a medical clearance for their use.

The Indian team had questions to answer after breaching the Commonwealth Games "No Needles" policy for an unapproved vitamin B shot.

Mageean, the 2016 European Championships 1500m bronze medallist, was confirmed in the role on Monday evening (April 2) on the 13-strong squad's final night at their holding camp, before they move into the Athletes Village on Tuesday.

Organisers had earlier ruled that it wasn't an anti-doping violation.

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He said, 'The doctors of the Indian team had given syringe to the Medical Commission, who destroyed them. For many, that would feel like a considerable pressure but the laid-back Glaswegian, who won Commonwealth Youth Games gold in 2015, is unfazed by the expectations on him.

Athletes are bound by a "no-needle" policy, with exemptions given only to medical practitioners and those needing "auto-injection" therapies for conditions such as diabetes.

A copy of the reprimand letter will be served on the chef de mission of the India team.

The opening ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium promises to be a spectacular showcase of dance, music, theater and striking visual effects.

"It's in the same building where athletes from many countries are residing".

The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games are kicking off tomorrow, and Malta will be joining 70 nations and territories on Australia's Gold Coast for a shot at glory. and a medal or two.

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

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