Indian Boxers Cleared Of Doping Charges At CWG 18

| April 3 , 2018 , 14:22 IST

Indian boxing contingent has been cleared by the Commonwealth Games Federation after athletes breached the 'no needle' policy at the Games on Monday.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) though continued to avoid naming the country involved in the matter, which is highly suspected to be India.

The concerned Commonwealth Games Association has been summoned for a hearing on Wednesday, said the CGF, but clarified that there was no doping offence involved in the matter.

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The ‘No Needle Policy’ prohibits athletes to administer injections without concrete medical reason. This policy is relaxed only for athletes requiring prescribed medication or nutritional supplements under the supervision of a medical practitioner.

However, the CGF insists that athletes should take prior permissions, failing which can result in unspecified sanctions.

“The report (of the medical commission) will include the testimony of the concerned CGA and that will be put forward to our federation court for further deliberation to determine the appropriate sanction,” CGF CEO Grevemberg said. 

“There will be transparency and nothing will be covered up” he added.

Meanwhile, a top official in the Indian contingent was quoted by PTI saying "There has been no doping violation because the syringe had been used to inject multi-vitamins. The boxers have been tested and had there been a violation, we would have known by now."