Comm Games controversy: Needles found at athletes' village

Drive 02/04/2018

The Commonwealth Games Federation has launched an investigation after needles were discovered at the Gold Coast athletes' village.

CGF chief executive David Grevemberg said on Saturday that needles had been found by a cleaner, and the matter was now under investigation.

India's team manager Ajay Narang later said a bottle containing syringes had been found on an outside pathway and he had personally delivered it to authorities.

Under the 2018 Commonwealth Games doping standard, a 'no-needle' policy applies to athletes for the entire Games period.

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