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India today vehemently denied any wrongdoing after syringes were found near their athletes' accommodation at the Commonwealth Games Village even as the authorities are ascertaining if the matter requires thorough probe.

The Ministry of Sports had already allowed sending 325 members of Indian team including 221 players before the team's departure.

"The CGF medical commission responded to a report from a cleaner of the presence of needles in the athletes' accommodation in the Games village", Grevemberg said at the end of the CGF General Assembly in Gold Coast.

He added that the Commonwealth Games has a "no-needles" policy for athletes - and "zero tolerance" for doping.

However, exemptions for medical practitioners and those needing "auto-injection" therapies for conditions such as diabetes can be approved. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is sending a three-member team of observers to monitor the anti-doping programme.

"If analytical evidence indicates it's worth a follow-up, the CGF medical commission will follow these procedures as set out in the anti-doping standard", he said.

'We are absolutely committed to the fight against doping in sport and these Games will certainly do its bit'. "Two years later at the Rio Olympics, syringes were again found from the players" rooms", they said.

Kuala Lumpur: National badminton player, Goh V Shem is keeping his fingers crossed to retain the doubles gold medal he won with Tan Wee Kiong in the upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, next month.

'One of my guys reported that to us. "I had a look and could see these were syringes", Narang told AFP. We didn't open the bottle at all'.

'This is the first time we've approached this. we're taking this responsibility seriously, ' Mr Grevemberg said.


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