Two Indian athletes disqualified from Commonwealth Games after syringes were found

Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules.

Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said.

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A cleaner found a syringe in a cup on a bedside table in their room, and an Australian anti-doping official found another in Babu’s bag.

It comes after India was cleared of doping but given a strong reprimand over unauthorized use of syringes after an unwell boxer was given a vitamin injection.

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