Commonwealth Games village syringes undergo DNA testing

Mary Kom will be leading the Indian women's boxing contingent

Mary Kom will be leading the Indian women's boxing contingent

The Cayman Islands first competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1978 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, and has sent athletes to every edition since then.

More than 6,600 athletes and officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will take part in 11 days of competition from 4 to 15 of April 2018.

Earlier in the day, CGF chief David Grevemberg said that "a team had broken the rules without obtaining the necessary therapeutic exemption for use of needles".

The Commonwealth Games Federation said it was aware of the allegations and trusted police to investigate.

Testing to discover what substance was in the syringes took place on Monday and it was determined no anti-doping breach had taken place, the CGF announced on Monday evening.

The hearing was sparked after a CGF medical commission investigation into the location of syringes by a cleaner on the weekend near the boxing team's accommodation deemed the matter a clear breach of the policy.

"These needles have been brought in and there was no approval for them to be there".

A copy of the warning will also be sent to India's chef de mission along with a warning to ensure there's no further infractions by the Indian team. He did not name any team but ESPN understands Indian officials were summoned before the medical commission and possible sanctions will be known only once a decision is made on Tuesday.

THERE will be more than 400 athletes competing for Team England in 18 sports.

Nearly all members of Team Malta have arrived on the Gold Coast and are settling into life in the XXI Commonwealth Games' Athlete's Village ahead of the fast approaching Commonwealth Games which kick off on Thursday 5th April.

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.

The CGF has promised a zero tolerance approach to doping and says any athletes caught cheating will be thrown out of the Games.

"It really depends on the nature of the breach - if this was accidental, if it was administrative", Mr Grevemberg said.

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